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Man facing felony drug charges
by Amanda Sexton Ferguson
Jun 13, 2013 | 181 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WINONA - A McCarley man is facing felony drug charges.

Carl Edward Bullard, Jr., 35, was arrested Thursday, June 6, 2013, by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, a felony.

According to Sheriff Bubba Nix, deputies were manning a safety check point on Poorhouse Road near Highway 407 when Bullard pulled up in a 2012 Chevrolet Z71.

"[Deputy Dan Herod] smelled an odor like marijuana," Nix said. "He searched the vehicle with the K-9 dog and found two ounces of a leafy green substance, what appeared to be marijuana. It was taken to the crime lab for processing."

Nix said possession of an ounce or more of marijuana is a felony in Mississippi. He went on to say that when the alleged drugs were found in the vehicle, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics assisted deputies in the investigation, even transporting evidence to the Mississippi Crime Lab.

Nix said the investigation is ongoing, and Bullard may face additional charges at its conclusion.

Bullard's pickup truck was seized by the Montgomery County Sheriff Department during the arrest.

Bullard went before Justice Court Judge Larry Bamberg Friday for an initial hearing, and bond was set at $50,000. Nix said Bullard has since made bond.

Represented by attorney Bob Laster of Grenada, Bullard made an appearance in Montgomery County Justice Court Tuesday, but the case was continued.
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