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20 lbs. marijuana, $30K seized in Hinds

Hinds County Sheriff’s Narcotics Officers along with Richland Police broke up a large drug trafficking operation this week.

James Milton Williams, 40, of Jackson, was taken into custody and charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance and Fleeing Law Enforcement. Jervanthy Johnson, 32, of Jackson, was charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance along with 21-year-old Jada Lard of Jackson.

Officers intercepted two different deliveries on Wednesday and Narcotics Investigators determined that the drugs were coming from California to Jackson.

The first delivery was made at a shop on W. Countyline Rd near Cynthia Rd. in west Hinds County where approximately 10 pounds of Marijuana was recovered. Officers intercepted a second delivery at 410 Broadview St. in Jackson where Jada Lard was taken into custody and charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance. Approximately 10 pounds of Marijuana was recovered at this location. Investigators also recovered over $30,000.00 in cash from the trio. All three suspects are currently being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.

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