Springhill man jailed for distribution

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Webster Parish Sheriff’s investigators have put a north Webster Parish man behind bars for drug distribution.

Mark A. Neely, 42, of the 1200 block of Percy Burns Rd., Springhill was arrested last week on charges of possession of Sch. I, Sch. II, Sch. IV, drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.

“In 2021, I received several complaints regarding the drug distribution activity of Mark Neely,” said Sheriff Jason Parker.  “WPSO Narcotics agents initiated an investigation and were able to make several controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Neely at his address on Percy Burns Road in Springhill.  

Parker said on Wednesday, February 10, WPSO conducted a search warrant of Neely’s residence.

That search reportedly resulted in the seizure of 14 grams of methamphetamine, 3.85 grams of marijuana, 41 glass pipes used for smoking methamphetamine, 7 Xanax tablets, assorted drug paraphernalia, and numerous firearms. 

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