Yazoo City police officers removed more drugs off the street this week, adding to the growing number of
recent drug arrests within the community.
Deandre Green was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.
Cpt. William Nevels, with the Yazoo City Police Department, said Sgt. Jacoby Golden made the arrest this week at a safety checkpoint on Washington Street, near the Triangle Cultural Center.
“When Green approached the checkpoint in his vehicle, officers detected a loud odor of marijuana,” Nevels said. “Officers searched the vehicle and discovered several dosage units of ecstasy, a felony amount of cocaine and a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.”
Interim Chief Jay Winstead said the police department will be conducting safety checkpoints at various locations throughout the community.
“We will be doing checkpoints in random areas to make sure we are not targeting specific areas unless there are areas with numerous reports of criminal activity,” Winstead said.
In other police news, Winstead also urged the public to make their home addresses visible for first responders.
“People may not realize the importance of addresses being posted where they are visible,” Winstead said. “Not only is it in compliance with the city ordinance, but it is also for safety reasons. If you are in need of medical emergency response, a visible address is important for those responders to locate your home.”
Addresses not visible are subject to a citation from the city building inspector. If you are unsure of your physical address, the E-911 address can be obtained with the Yazoo County Emergency Management Agency at 746-1569.