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Nine indicted in Lincoln County on drug charges

Nine people recently indicted by the Lincoln County grand jury don’t just share non-related drug charges.

Their cases all involve either alleged illegal activity near a church, park or school and in one case, the Lincoln County jail.

Dorothy H. Case, 29, of 1571 Buttercup Trail, was arrested for possession of prohibited items by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

According to court documents, Case — while an inmate in the county jail — attempted to introduce the controlled substances methamphetamine and hydrocodone into the facility.

At the time, she was serving a sentence for selling illegal drugs.

Fashun Freeman, 23, of 107 Amite Road, is accused of selling more than one-tenth but less than two grams of cocaine, a controlled substance, to a confidential informant, within 1,500 feet of Mississippi School of the Arts on West Cherokee Street.

Because the alleged sale was close to a school, Freeman is subject to an enhanced penalty.

Others indicted by the most recent grand jury are all charged with either possession or sale of illegal drugs. Seven of those allegedly made those sales within 1,500 feet of a church, while one made a sale within 1,500 of a public park.

They are:

• Christopher Stringer was indicted for conspiracy to unlawfully sell cocaine and for the unlawful attempted possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a church. Stringer was also indicted for the unlawful sale of less than two grams of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a church.

• Jason Anderson was indicted for the unlawful sale of less than two grams of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a church.

• James E. Howard Jr. was indicted for the unlawful sale of at least two but less than 10 doses of methamphetamine within 1,500 feet of a church and also for the unlawful sale of at least 10 but less than 20 doses of methamphetamine within 1,500 feet of a church.

• Patrick F. McCoy was indicted on two counts for the unlawful sale of more than one-tenth but less than two grams of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a church.

• Alonzo James Haines was indicted for the unlawful sale of less than 10 doses of methamphetamine within 1,500 feet of a church.

• James D. Bessonette was indicted for the unlawful sale of less than two grams of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a church.

• Lavoris D. Smith was indicted for unlawful sale of more than one-tenth but less than two grams of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a public park.

Patrick F. McCoy

Lavoris D. Smith

Jason Anderson

James E. Howard Jr.

James Bessonette II

Fashun Freeman

Dorothy Case

Christopher Stringer

Alonzo J. Haines