Dozens of bags of drugs discovered during downtown Vicksburg traffic stop

Published 2:07 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Vicksburg man is facing multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop Friday at the intersection of Grove and Cherry streets.

Johnny Perkins, 45, of Vicksburg was arrested after a traffic stop by investigators of the Vicksburg Police Department Narcotics/NET Team late Friday night.

During a search of Perkins’ vehicle, investigators discovered 33 small baggies containing crack cocaine, four baggies of methamphetamine, two baggies of cocaine and 15 baggies of marijuana.

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Perkins was charged with one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He also had an outstanding warrant for sale of cocaine.

During an initial court appearance Monday, Perkins received a $155,000 bond from Judge Angela Carpenter, who also bound his case over to the grand jury.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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