Narcotics Unit arrests four for cocaine, Xanax sale

Published 5:00 am Sunday, February 18, 2018

In a joint investigation with the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit, the Oxford Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, four people have been arrested for selling cocaine and Xanax.

On Feb. 14, Quadrarious Edwards and Lunden Montgomery, both from Tupelo, were arrested for allegedly selling 2 ounces of cocaine and 100 Xanax pills in Oxford. The drugs have a street value of $3,000.

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Edwards was charged with trafficking cocaine and distributing Xanax and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he was booked on a $75,000 bond; however, he was out of jail on a $20,000 bond from a previous arrest for possession of cocaine and Xanax with intent to sell in Lafayette County in 2017. His bonds were revoked.

Montgomery was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was given a bond of a $15,000.

The next day, investigators seized another 2 ounces of cocaine being allegedly sold by William Tyler Beard and Madison Hogue, both of Oxford.

A search warrant was executed later in the day at their Oxford home where officers seized an additional 2 ounces of cocaine, Xanax, methamphetamine and one half-pound of marijuana. Investigators also seized $4,830 in cash and three firearms, with one of the guns being previously reported as stolen.


Beard and Hogue were both taken to the detention center charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Beard was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $100,000 and Hogue received a $75,000 bond.

All four suspects remain at the detention center.

The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit was formed in 1988 under the name Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit. Today, as in 1988, it’s headed up by the heads of the Oxford Police Department, University Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and has been funded through grants and equal allotments by all three law enforcement organizations.