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2 arrested for trafficking oxycodone, possessing other drugs in Gulfport

Ladairrius Murphy (left), Mykia Gardner (right) (photos courtesy of the Gulfport Police Department)

Two Mississippi Gulf Coast residents have been arrested for trafficking and possessing large quantities of drugs.

On Monday, officers with the Gulfport Police Department arrested 31-year-old Ladairrius Murphy and 23-year-old Mykia Dominic Gardner.

The Gautier Police Department tipped off Gulfport authorities Monday afternoon that Murphy was wanted in connection with a September 9 shooting that occurred in their jurisdiction and was possibly located in Gulfport. Two people were injured in the shooting Murphy was allegedly involved in.

Through the course of the investigation, Murphy was located at a Gulfport home and was placed into custody without incident.

The residence was searched with detectives locating 502.25 grams of marijuana, 123 dosage units of oxycodone, 11.65 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of methamphetamine, currency, digital scales, multiple firearm magazines, and a firearm.

Gardner was also located in the residence where she attempted to hide the narcotics.

Both are charged with one count of trafficking oxycodone, possession with intent to sell marijuana, possession with intent to sell cocaine, and one count of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine.

Murphy was turned over to the Gautier Police Department and Gardner was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

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