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TX drug suspect busted in George Co.

Jessica Micheal Welch Duke (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Department) Jessica Micheal Welch Duke (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Department)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A Texas drug suspect is behind bars in George County after a tip led to her arrest Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Dean Howell said Jessica Micheal Welch Duke, 33, was wanted in Brownwood, TX, on drug charges and a probation violation.

Officials with the Brown County Sheriff's Office tell us Duke was initially arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Howell said within two hours of the tip and confirmation that the Brown County Sheriff's Office would extradite her, Duke was in custody.

Howell said Duke is being held at the George County Jail until Texas authorities pick her up.

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