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Fulton residents moved from Mississippi jail

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Two Fulton County residents have been extradited to Fulton County March 7 from the Corinth City jail in Mississippi to face drug charges. The extradition was ordered after a raid by law enforcement officers in which drugs were seized in two residences the couple occupied, Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz said.Deputy James Humphrey and jailer/dispatcher Barbara Passman made the nine-hour journey to bring the couple back to Fulton County. The 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and deputies from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant and discovered items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including solvents, reactions and a tank containing suspected anhydrous ammonia at a residence on Hill String Road in the Sturkie community. Officers conducted a second search at a home on Pickren Street in Salem where the couple resided. Authorities found items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, several firearms and two python snakes roaming freely in the home.James W. Leis, 37, and Tracie Bivins, 29, face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.Leis was released March 8 from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office after paying a $50,000 bond. Bivins was released from the Independence County Detention Center March 8 after posting a $50,000 bond. Both are scheduled to appear in circuit court April 16.

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