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Dallas County Sheriff’s Office makes drug bust at Comfort Inn

A Selma man and a Perry County juvenile were charged last weekend for drug trafficking.

Letavious Vernard Rayford, 26, and a 17-year-old female were arrested by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office at the Comfort Inn hotel on the block of 1812 Highway 14 East.

Rayford was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, carrying and possessing a weapon or gun and drug trafficking. The teenager’s identity wasn’t revealed because she’s a minor was charged with drug trafficking.  Bond was set at $1.5 million each for the two suspects, who both remain locked in the Dallas County Jail.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum said Deputies Michael Kiser and Willie Calhoun were searching for another suspect at the hotel when they discovered drug trafficking.  Granthum said Calhoun discovered the suspect had marijuana in a jar. They found a female teenager in the suspect’s room and made the arrest.

Kiser and Calhoun discovered 74.83 grams of crack,10 ounces of marijuana, baking soda, cognac, measuring cups, a 9mm gun and almost $1,900 in cash in the hotel room.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, we’ve seen an uptick on drug charges,” Granthum said.