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Two arrested with bag of meth on dashboard

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Dwayne Searcy and Joni Ashley (Photos courtesy VPD)

On Friday, August 28, officers with the Vicksburg Police Department stopped a vehicle for swerving on Warrenton Road shortly after 3 a.m.

While speaking to the driver, the officers noticed a baggie on the dashboard in front of the passenger containing what appeared to be a controlled substance. A search of the car revealed more baggies in the vehicle. In all, the officers found 14 grams of methamphetamine and a half gram of cocaine.

The driver, Dwayne Searcy, 37, of Mangham, Louisiana, and the passenger, Joni Ashley, 38, of Winnsboro, Louisiana, were both arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine. Searcy has also been charged with misdemeanor traffic violations.

Searcy and Ashley appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday. Carpenter set their bonds at at $90,000 each and bound them over to the Warren County grand jury.

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