Overdose Leads to Meth Bust in Neshoba County


PHILADELPHIA, Miss.–A man was busted with large amounts of meth in his house after overdosing on drugs last week in Neshoba County.

According to a news release from the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office, medics and deputies were called to a house on County Rd. 402, between Carthage and Philadelphia, just before 10 p.m. Monday. When they arrived a woman who was at the house, Edith Welch, told them Billy Pike had overdosed and a neighbor gave him Narcan.

Pike was taken to the hospital.

Deputies said they saw what appeared to be several items related to drug trafficking, several bags of meth and pot, several doses of ecstacy and Xanax and a Rossi .22 long rifle.

They also found a bag of meth on Welch and she admitted to having a pipe on her side of the bed.

Deputies got a search warrant and went back the next day, finding another 450 grams of meth and $9,000 in cash, with the help of a K-9 officer from Union.

Pike was arrested and charged with aggravated drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


  1. Keith Kennedy
    Keith Kennedy
    June 10, 2024 at 4:09 am

    They can’t be arrested for all the drugs and guns they found because of the Good Samaritan Law protest them if you call 911 because of a overdose then that law stop the police from arresting anybody for drugs if they call 911 to save someone life.Go look that law up

  2. Raeven
    June 10, 2024 at 8:19 am

    Doesn’t protect against DEALING DRUGS. I’m also sure he’s probably about 449 grams over what that law states to protect against A SMALL AMOUNT.


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