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12/15/2017

Drug traffickers behind bars under $134k bond
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
 
Drug traffickers behind bars under $134k bond
 
  • Williams: ‘Anytime we can get drugs off the street, it’s a good thing’

Morgan, James.jpg     Stein, Erick.jpg

                                                 James Morgan                     Erick Stein

Article contributed by The Journal Record

By KALYN MOORE
Staff Writer
 
HAMILTON - Erick Stein, 29, Detroit, and James Morgan, 37, Amory, Miss., were both arrested on Nov. 11 by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. 
 
“We got some information about drugs being brought into Marion County,” Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams said. “After some investigation, we knew that Morgan and Stein were the ones trafficking the drugs.”
 
The sheriff’s department pulled a vehicle over with Stein and Morgan in it on Saturday, Nov. 11, on Interstate 22, according to Williams. 
 
“They were found with cocaine, heroin, meth, xanax and oxycodone,” Williams said. 
 
The charges against the two men are trafficking, paraphernalia possession, second-degree marijuana possession, two counts receiving stolen property, four counts possession of a controlled substance and a firearm on a forbidden person. Stein and Morgan remain in the Marion County Jail in Hamilton each under a bond of $134,500.
 
The sheriff mentioned that any time trafficking is involved, there is a high bond amount.
“Any time we can get drugs off the street, it’s a good thing,” Williams said.
 
(When a defendant is charged with a crime, the charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)
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