Over $80,000 in drugs and money seized in Lafayette County narcotics bust

Published 9:12 pm Monday, August 13, 2018

Over $80,000 in cash and drugs were seized last week in a joint operation between the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

According to a news release from LCMNU, Brandon Lawrence and Adrianna Amos were arrested in Oxford on Aug. 9 and charged with controlled substance violations.

The two were taken into custody after officers confiscated approximately 200,000 dosage units of alprazolam, also known as Xanax, and two pounds of marijuana.

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During the ensuing investigation, officers executed a search warrant on the residence of Amos and Lawrence, discovering $14,880 in cash, which the officers also seized.

The estimated street value of the confiscated Xanax is between $60,000 and $80,000, LCMNU said in the news release. The marijuana seized is valued at approximately $4,000.

Xanax is considered a schedule IV controlled substance and is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Lawrence and Amos were both charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Each was given a bond of $15,000 in Lafayette County Justice Court.

Officers from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Oxford Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics assisted in the investigation.