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The Magnolia Police Department has released details on multiple recent arrests. The described incidents include suspects charged with drug possession, disorderly conduct, and burglary.

The case details, according to the MPD release, are as follows:

On Aug. 1, officers dispatched to W. Columbia Street where an individual was “digging dirt in a ditch.” Nicole Walls, 36, of Magnolia was identified by police and found to possess two active arrest warrants with the Columbia County Court system.

A second individual at the scene, Cory Carter of Magnolia, was also found to be under an active arrest warrant by the court. When searched, the 36-year-old was discovered with marijuana and methamphetamine, according to a police report.

Carter, according to the Columbia County Detention Center inmate roster, is charged with violation of probation, possession of a controlled substance (meth), and possession of marijuana. He is still incarcerated in the jail facility, as of Tuesday, on $10,000 bond.

In an Aug. 5 incident, officers were dispatched to E. McNeil Street near Dudney Street in reference to a loud music call. During the call, the report said, Xavier McBride, 38, of Magnolia, was seen “using profanity.”

He was arrested for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and furnishing, possessing or using prohibited articles.

On the same day, officers also responded to a Norma Street incident where two suspects were “trying to get into and abandoned car,” an MPD report said.

One man was identified as Brandon Cooper, 33, of Emerson. He was found, the report said, with methamphetamine believed to have been in his possession.

He was arrested on the possession charge and a fleeing by foot charge. He, along with McBride, from the separate, E. McNeil Street call, were both first appeared Aug. 6.

An Aug. 9 MPD incident came after officers were patrolling the area of East Main Street and they, according to the report, discovered a vehicle without its proper automobile license plate.

The driver was identified as Derick Coleman, 46, of Waldo. Coleman, according to the report, was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on the paraphanalia charge, along with driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance, and fictitious tags.

He was first appeared Aug, 8.

Two separate incidents occurred on Aug. 11.

The first involved a traffic stop at Firestone Drive where a K-9 unit reportedly searched the exterior of the vehicle and made a “positive alert.” The car’s driver was Sherry Sweetwood, 39, of Magnolia, the report said.

After an investigation of the scene, Sweetwood, police said, was arrested for possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was first appeared on Aug. 13.

In the second Aug. 11 call, MPD officers responded to a Williamson Street disturbance.

Once arriving, police reportedly identified Frank Williams Jr., 23, of Magnolia as the disturbance suspect.

After an on-scene investigation, Willams, the MPD report said, was arrested for aggravated residential burglary, terroristic threatening, and endangering the welfare of a minor-first degree.

He first appeared Aug. 13, where bond was set at $250,000. As of Tuesday, he is still held in the Columbia County Detention Center as he awaits his case to advance.

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