Friday night while many people were at the local high school football games, the Marion County Sheriff's Office got information that some individuals were supposed to deliver some narcotics to the Bunker Hill area of Marion County.
Deputies set up at the old store at Mississippi 35 and Shivers Road. The subjects showed up and when deputies went in to arrest them, one individual, who was out of the car, ran back to the car, drove off and struck a patrol car.
The chase went along Mississippi 35 to Stuckey Road, ultimately ending on Goss Bunker Hill Road near Stuckey Road, where the vehicle rammed the patrol car again and lost control, tearing up a resident's yard.
Deputies arrested Nathan Andrew Holifield, 18, of Collins and Justus Stockstill, 18, of Carriere. At least 40 dosage units of ecstasy were found at the scene.
Holifield was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and trafficking of a controlled substance and has a $95,000 bond. Stockstill was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, trafficking of a controlled substance, DUI: first offense- (1)(b) being under the influence of any substance that would impair and felony eluding a law officer while driving recklessly. Stockstill's bond is set at $121,000.
There was a third-party juvenile who will be facing charges in youth court.
"I am proud of our guys and our department in being proactive on the war on drugs," MCSO Chief Deputy Jamie Singley said. "Not only are we going to continue to fight drugs in our county, we will fight to keep them out of our county in the first place."