Seizure of $275K in drugs may keep Southwest Mississippi safer

Published 8:22 am Thursday, February 2, 2023

The seizure of a large cache of drugs in the state’s capital city may result in a safer Southwest Mississippi.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the United States Marshals Service seized illegal drugs with an approximate street value of $275,000 — including crack cocaine, meth and fentanyl. Removing these substances from distribution can potentially prevent hundreds of overdoses.

MBN and the Marshals conducted a search warrant a private residence in Jackson that led to the seizure of 9.4 pounds of marijuana; 496.5 grams of power fentanyl; 350 grams of methamphetamine; 44 dosage units of hydrocodone; 34 dosage units of amphetamine; 23 grams of crack cocaine; 11,746 dosage units of counterfeit M30s (fentanyl); 200 dosage units of MDMA; 91 dosage units of dialudid; 110 dosage units of suboxone; three firearms; and audio/visual surveillance equipment, according to Bailey Martin of the Department of Public Safety.

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The next day, Wednesday, Jan. 25, MBN and Marshals arrested Roman Walker, 32, and Angel Hinton, 31, who were the subjects of the original search warrant, at the Hampton Inn in Hinds County.

Walker was charged with aggravated trafficking of fentanyl; trafficking of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of Schedule II controlled substance, hydrocodone; possession of Schedule II controlled substance, amphetamine; possession of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute MDMA (ecstasy); conspiracy to commit a felony; and possession of a stolen firearm. He is being held without bond.

Hinton has been charged with possession of Schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone) while in possession of a firearm; and possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor. Her bond was set at $10,000.