An alleged Mississippi drug dealer was arrested for a second time on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges.
The Marion Police Department arrested Courtney D. Myles, 22, of Marion, in the 700 block of East Fairground Street. Myles, out on bond from a November arrest on similar charges, was charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin and two counts of trafficking in crack cocaine.
Lt. Chris Adkins with the METRICH-MARMET Drug Task Force said they have “been able to purchase narcotics off of him again and again,” since he was released from bond. He added that bond “does not seem to be a deterrent to him.”
“It is very discouraging to law enforcement and detrimental to our community when we have to deal with the same drug dealers over and over again, as if they have no fear of the consequences for their actions,” he said.
Police confiscated $500 from Myles during the arrest.
In January, Myles was indicted on multiple felony counts: trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto a detention facility, intimidation of a witness in a criminal case, tampering with evidence, and possession of cocaine.
He is set for a jury trial on March 11 alongside Johnques Q. Myles, Angelo D. Boykins and Johnny Myles. Law enforcement officers believe these four are part of a Mississippi drug trafficking ring that now operates in Marion.
The four men were arrested in November after members of the drug task force conducted a search warrant near East Center Street.
Originally published in the Marion Star on February 4, 2014.