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Chase leads to arrest of drug dealers in Simpson county 

Last week the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies stopped a black colored Ford Sedan for careless driving near Polk’s Meat company on Hwy 49S.

During this stop, the suspects fled southbound on Hwy 49, traveling into Covington County.

At this time, Magee Police Department, Covington County Sheriff’s Office, Collins Police Department, and Mt. Olive Police Department assisted in the pursuit. The pursuit traveled on Hwy 49S until exiting onto Sunset Road, located in Collins, MS.

The suspects continued on Sunset Road until crashing at the intersection of Sunset Road and Hwy 35. Once the suspects vehicle came to rest, both suspects were apprehended.

The suspects were identified as 29 year-old Ernesto Giovanni of Jacksonville, FL,  and 26 year-old Brandon Tillman of Umatilla, FL.

After the pursuit, the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies discovered approximately 16 pounds of alleged marijuana hidden inside a black garbage bag, which was lying on the back-passenger side floorboard. Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies took possession of the alleged marijuana and transported Giovanni and Tillman to the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center.

Ernesto Giovanni. Photo courtesy of Simpson County Sheriff’s Office
Brandon Tillman. Photo courtesy of Simpson County Sheriff’s Office

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