Six arrested in meth bust

1STOCK gray jailbars DRUG ARRESTJB Clark

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Six Northeast Mississippians were arraigned on meth-related charges Friday afternoon in Lee County Justice Court.

Christopher Bray, 29, of Saltillo; Amanda Brown, 28, of Tupelo; Christy Irvin, 33, of Saltillo; Angel Starling, 41, of Mantachie and Jonathan Wilson, 18, of Mooreville, were charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth Wednesday afternoon.

Jonathan Funderburk, 32, was charged with grand larceny and manufacturing meth. Funderburk is on Mississippi Department of Corrections parole for prior drug charges, while Bray and Irvin are on MDOC probation for prior drug charges.

Funderburk’s bond was set at $100,000.

Bray and Irvin’s bond was set at $15,000.

Brown’s, Starling’s and Wilson’s bonds were set at $10,000.

The charges stem from a Wednesday afternoon drug bust conducted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests resulted when deputies attempted to serve a warrant on Funderburk at his County Road 1451 residence in the Eggville community.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson alleged deputies smelled a chemical cooking in the home when they served the warrant. After evacuating the six people in the house, they claim they found a meth cooker and subsequently called in a hazardous materials team to clean the scene.

Johnson said the suspects were cooperative and no one was injured.

jb.clark@journalinc.com

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