A Warren County man has been arrested with enough fentanyl to kill 2000 people.
Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace has reported the arrest of a Warren County man who was recorded and surveilled selling fentanyl.
In an exclusive interview with the Vicksburg Daily News, Sheriff Pace said, “On the fifth, at about 2:30 in the afternoon, units from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, investigators as well as uniformed division, assisted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, arrested Mose Banard, 57. He is charged with 3 counts of sale of fentanyl.” Pace goes on to explain, “This is the result of an investigation that’s been led by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for about the last six weeks involving undercover sales and surveillance. This individual we know, and now will be able to prove, has been selling quite a bit of fentanyl in the Warren County area. The amount we purchased in undercover purchasing would be enough to kill about 2000 people.”
Banard is currently in the Warren County Jail under a $100,000 bond returnable to the next term of the Grand Jury.
In a separate arrest, Wesley White, 28, was arrested for a residential burglary where a weapon was stolen. White was recently released from the penitentiary and is a convicted felon. “When arrested he had the firearm in his possession. So he is being charged with residential burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon,” said Pace. White has a $30,000 bond but is unable to post that bond because of a retainer placed on it by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
White will remain incarcerated until the case is presented to a Grand Jury.
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