Sneads police make meth arrest at local residence

A possible drug activity tip late last week in Sneads netted a meth bust for police at a local residence, despite alleged attempts to conceal the stash, police reported.

This past Friday, April 17 an officer with the Sneads Police Department was dispatched to a residence in Sneads, in reference to possible drug activity, a police report states.. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a female who lived at the residence, who reportedly told responding officers that she found what she believed to be methamphetamine in the bathroom inside the residence. 

According to police, she then gave the officer permission to go inside the house to retrieve the contraband. While inside the home, police allegedly discovered that the contraband had been removed from the bathroom. A subsequent investigation revealed that the homeowner, 45-year-old Sneads resident Sonya Purvis, had removed the contraband before the officer could make it inside the home, according to the report.  

She then moved the stash to her bedroom, the report continues, in attempt to conceal it from law enforcement. Purvis was arrested without incident and transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility, booked and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 


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