Sheriff Lance Bonds states that over the last two months, investigators with Stone County Sheriff's Department and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force were involved in an undercover narcotics operation involving Mark Wesley Whitfield of Mountain View. During the investigation, officers purchased narcotics from Whitfield at his residence on three separate occasions.
On March 14, 2017, the Stone County Sheriff's Department, 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Mountain View Police Department executed a search at Whitfield's residence on Linn Avenue in Mountain View. During the search warrant, officers located and seized various narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Mark Whitfield was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Stone County Detention Center. His next scheduled court date is set for March 21, 2017.