Mayor Johnny L. DuPree, Ph.D.
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011,
For Immediate Release:
Routine Traffic Stop Nets $500 Thousand Drug Bust
Hattiesburg-An early morning traffic stop lands two people behind bars and nets the Hattiesburg Police Department (HPD) more than half a million dollars worth of marijuana. Deano Simpson of Pennsylvania was pulled over around 1 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 20 for a traffic violation on Interstate 59 near the 63 mile marker. Simpson’s odd behavior led an officer with HPD’s Interdiction team to search his motor home for narcotics.
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