DEA searches Biloxi Councilman Robert Deming’s home, businesses
The Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agents were at the house of Biloxi City Councilman Robert Deming this morning.
The DEA served several search warrants along the Gulf Coast including Deming’s residence and the locations of his businesses the Candy and Kratom Shop. The warrant was put into action in attempts to gather type of evidence that may support the multiple complaints that have been made on a product sold at the business.
The investigation of the questionable product at the shop has been going on for over a year and a half and it has led to searches not only of locations on the Coast, but also his two shops in Hattiesburg and two shops in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Resident Agent in Charge of DEA in Gulfport Chris Bell said, “We started an investigation on the businesses in reference to some complaints that we have received. Products that were being sold out of the businesses that were having ill effects on some of the customers is basically what started it, and as we got more involved, we saw that it was a little bigger and deeper than we once believed.”
WXXV reached out to Deming regarding the investigation, but he has not returned our call.