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Sheriff’s deputies arrest three on methamphetamine related warrants



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Left to right: Nikia Eugene Ragsdale, 49, Curtis Tippen, 49 and Chester Smith, 33 (Warren County Sheriff's Office)
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Three Warren County residents were arrested on felony drug arrests by Warren County sheriff’s deputies.

City and County work to make the arrest

Just before 9 a.m. on Mar. 30, Warren County deputies served an arrest and search warrant at 4041 Washington Street, the ASAM Hotel. Arrested was Nikia Eugene Ragsdale, 48, for two counts of sale of methamphetamine.

“This was a surveillance and undercover operation led by Sherff’s Detective Jeff Merritt over the last couple of weeks. We partnered with narcotics units from the Vicksburg Police Department,” said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.

Ragsdale’s bond was set by Judge James Jefferson at $10,000 dollars. Ragsdale has since posted bail.

His case will be reviewed by the next term of the Grand Jury.

Anderson and Nation make an arrest

At about 1:40 a.m. on Apr. 6, Deputy Sheriff Hunter Anderson and K-9 Deputy Ron Nation went to an address in the 4500 block of Lee Road where they had received information that a Curtis Wayne Tippen, 49, who had an outstanding drug court violation warrant, was at this address.

“They located Tippen at the address and a search of his person, subsequent to his arrest, they recovered just under three grams of methamphetamine. So he is in jail without bond on the drug court violation,” said Sheriff Pace.

Drug court had placed a no-bond detainer on him.

One more arrest by Merritt

“Later that same morning, at about 8:45 a.m., units from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department assisted by the Vicksburg Police Department in another case led by Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Merritt, served a search warrant and arrest warrant in the 500 block of Farmer Street,” said Sheriff Pace.

Arrested was Chester Lee Smith, 33. He is charged with two counts of the sale of meth and one count of child abuse. The child abuse charge stems from the fact he was actually selling methamphetamine in the presence of a minor child, which falls under the statute.

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