drugs

Federal court jury convicts two of drug conspiracy

GULFPORT, MS – A jury in federal court convicted two men Tuesday of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. According to the evidence presented, Antony Daniel Abreu, 33, of…

George County man faces drug charges

George County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Lucedale man on drug charges. The Sheriff's Office, in a press release, said that agents with the Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force were investigating a suspicious vehicle near the Rocky Creek Inn on…

DEA issues warning over counterfeit pills

NEW ORLEANS – DEA is alerting all citizens to an increase in drug overdose deaths tied to counterfeit pills containing the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. Manufactured by Mexican drug trafficking (DTOs), and marketed as a medication such as oxycodone on…

Traffic stop leads to arrests in drug, weapons case

George County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop. Deputies with the George County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling in the Brushy Creek Road area of Rocky Creek on Oct. 22 when they made…

Moss Point man arrested in possession of drugs and handgun

On Monday, December 30, 2019, at approximately 8:00pm, officers of the Moss Point Police Department were investigating a large crowd gathering in front of a local convenience store. During their investigation they encountered Clarence Shelton, 37, of Moss Point. Shelton…

Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten

A 5-year-old boy came to kindergarten with cocaine, and police in a New Orleans suburb arrested two adults. Slidell police spokesman Daniel Seuzeneau says a teacher saw him holding a bag of white powder Tuesday and a resource officer found…

Habitual offenders sentenced on drug charges

Two habitual offenders have been sentenced on drug charges for their fourth felony convictions. Forty-one old Clarence Kennedy Jr. and 37-year-old Curvis Ladner pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Kennedy is also being convicted of possession with intent…

Nine arrested in drug search in Hancock County

Nine people from the Kiln are now behind bars following a drug search in Hancock County this morning. The sheriff’s office narcotics agents executed search warrants at several homes in the 24,000 block of Standard-Dedeaux Road. Agents recovered meth, marijuana,…

Moss Point man pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy

A Moss Point man pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. Sixty-four year-old Keith Lavell Brown faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. Brown admitted…

George County man arrested for dog-fighting ring, drugs

In George County, officials respond to complaints regarding possible stolen property, dog fighting, and drug activity. Thirty-eight year-old Kofe Riley was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and is facing additional charges including possession of a…

Bad batch of oxycodone sold on streets in Gulfport

Today Gulfport police held a press conference to raise awareness about a batch of blue pills circulating South Mississippi that could be fatal. Over the course of the past few weeks, Gulfport narcotic detectives have seized multiple blue pills marked…

Over one pound of marijuana found in Pass Christian home

Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks announced the arrest of a man after more than a pound of marijuana was discovered inside a home on Fleitas Avenue. Raymond Alexander Jr. was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana based…

Crack down on opioid overdose death investigations

In response to the National Opioid Epidemic, the state of Mississippi is strengthening death investigations stemming from drug overdoses. From now on, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics will be at the scene of every suspected overdose state-wide. After…

Pled guilty to drug trafficking charges

The man who was arrested for drugs while escaping from a hurricane has pled guilty for his charge of drug trafficking. Twenty-six-year-old Rodolfo Ortun, his wife, and their baby boy were trying to escape Hurricane Harvey. On August 24, 2017,…

$700,000 of cocaine seized on I-10 in Hancock County

Mississippi Department of Transportation enforcement officers found approximately $700,000 in cocaine during a routine safety inspection in Hancock County. Officers stopped a 2000 freightliner tractor and van trailer eastbound on I-10 that was loaded with detergents and soap being transported…

Operation Crackdown arrests 29 people in George County

Nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies from the George County Sheriff’s Office to the FBI arrested 19 people today in what authorities are calling Operation Crackdown. Operation Crackdown consists of 42 charges that stem from selling methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and…

Coast authorities help in international drug bust

As Mississippi continues to fight against a global epidemic with opiates, prescription pain killers, and heroin abuse, authorities on the Coast are helping crack an international drug trafficking case that all began with a regular traffic stop in Ocean Springs.…

Fentanyl ring tied to South Mississippi

Today, the Department of Justice held a press conference in Washington, D.C. regarding federal authorities announcing charges Tuesday against two Chinese nationals. Forty-year-old Xiao-Bing Yan and 38-year-old Jian Zhang were charged in the federal districts of Mississippi and North Dakota…

Spice overdose in Biloxi

Biloxi Fire responded to a medical emergency call near Mary Mahoney's around 3:50 about "a man being down". When officials arrived on the scene, they found out three males overdosed on a bad batch of spice. Biloxi Fire, Biloxi PD…