Drugs, weapons seized from MB homes
by Rory Doyle
May 31, 2013 | 4744 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams sorts through the extensive material collected at a narcotics and weapon bust in Mound Bayou on Tuesday.
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams sorts through the extensive material collected at a narcotics and weapon bust in Mound Bayou on Tuesday.
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The Bolivar County Sheriff's Department executed simultaneous search warrants at two residences on Skeene Street in Mound Bayou early Tuesday morning.

The raid resulted in the arrest of Alfonzo Collins, 28, of Mound Bayou and the seizure of over five pounds of suspected high-end marijuana, over an ounce of suspected crack cocaine, nearly $6,000 in cash and three firearms.

The guns collected included a 22 revolver, 22 semi-automatic hand gun and a Kel Tec PLR-16 semi-automatic pistol with a drum capable of holding 100 rounds.

Also collected during the investigation were over a dozen suspected Ecstasy pills, various suspected pharmaceutical pills and four measuring scales.

The search warrants were executed on two properties owned by Collins. The arrest comes after a lengthy investigation into suspected narcotics activities at the two locations.

"The raid lasted about three hours," said Sheriff Kelvin Williams. "We wanted to make sure there were drugs in the house when we entered so we didn't come away empty handed.

"Our goal now is to be patient."

Williams said tips from citizens were crucial in the bust's success.

"We continue to build the trust with the community and we're extremely thankful for the information they provide," he said. "I want to thank the citizens for trusting us and believing in us. We couldn't do it without them."

Williams added that this was a successful bust considering the challenges Bolivar County faces.

"We have limited resources here. Bolivar County is the second largest county and we only have one narcotics investigator. But we don't let that stop us.

"We will continue to use whatever resources we can to make this community safe — that includes all federal and state agencies that help us get the job done.

"Our goal is to rid Bolivar County of any forms of illegal activity, whether it be guns drugs, burglaries or other crimes. We want to make Bolivar County the safest county in Mississippi."