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Drug investigation leads DEA, Atty General to child pornography bust

Courtesy of the Office of Attorney General Jim Hood.

Kenneth Paul Rushing, 56, of Morton, and Michael Gene Rushing, 58, of Jackson, were arrested Wednesday afternoon at Wholesale Auto Parts on Gallatin Street in Jackson. The pair was arrested following a search warrant executed by the Attorney General’s Office after the Drug Enforcement Administration began a narcotic investigation into the men last month. The two men are each charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, and Paul Rushing is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

DEA began the investigation as a drug diversion investigation, which led them to human trafficking and child pornography. DEA then asked for assistance from multiple agencies, including the AG’s office, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Brandon Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Crystal Springs Police Department, and Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

The men were booked into the Hinds County Jail pending initial appearance.

The Bureau of Victim Assistance, Cyber Crime, and Public Integrity Divisions of the AG’s office were involved in this case.

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