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Officers uncover marijuana, Ecstasy during traffic stop

Two people face drug charges after their arrest during a traffic stop Wednesday at Clay and Cherry streets.

DeMichael Jones, 27, and Erin Bowers, 18, both of 303 Hillside Drive, face charges of possession of marijuana and possession of the drug Ecstasy. They were being held without bail in the Madison County Jail pending an initial appearance Friday in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

According to police reports, officers with the police department’s NET Team stopped the car the couple were in because the car did not have a tag. When officers approached the car, they detected the odor of marijuana and investigated. A search of the car revealed less than an ounce of marijuana and 16 Ecstasy tablets.

In other cases:

• A drill press valued at $200; belt sander, $100; detail sander, $50; hand sander, $40, propane stove, $40; and camping pots were reported taken about 8:32 p.m. Wednesday from a storage shed in the 300 block of Marian Lane.

• Shots were reported fired about 6:51 p.m. Wednesday at the New Main Apartments, 2727 Alcorn Drive. No one was injured and no damage was reported. Officers responding found no evidence of shots fired.

• A coffee pot was reported taken about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday from a car parked at the Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry St.

• Someone reportedly spray painted the lens of a security camera in the parking area of Riverwalk Casino, 1046 Warrenton Road about 2:46 p.m. Wednesday and stole a trailer.

• Three flat-screen TVs, a Mac Pro Book, two “civilian” Dell computers and one “military” Dell computer and an iPad were reported taken from a home about 3:58 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Marian Lane.

• Two 40-inch Vizio TVs valued at $250 each; a Bose 12-inch speaker valued at $200; assorted clothing, $1,500; a 30-inch Samsung Smart TV, $500; a portable grill, $800, deep frier, $100; two coolers, $25 each; were reported taken about 11:51 a.m. Tuesday from a home in the 300 block of Sherman Avenue.

• A bag of electronics was reported taken about 9:39 a.m. Tuesday from a storage shed at Red Dot Storage, 3040 Indiana Ave.

• A Kawasaki Model 610 Mule 4X4 ATV was reported taken about 8:25 a.m. Tuesday from Rivertown Campground, 5900 U.S. 61 South.

• A .40-caliber Sig Sauer handgun was reported taken about 6:44 a.m. Tuesday from a 2007 Audi A6 parked at the Vicksburg Apartments, 801 Clay St.

 

An earlier version of this article stated Jones and Bowers were found with an incorrect number of Ecstasy tablets. They were found with 16. We apologize for the error.  

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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