Drug charges have been filed against a Hattiesburg businessman who is also Forrest County's assistant coroner. Charles Killingsworth, 57, was booked at the Forrest County jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance over a kilo with intent to distribute.
Police arrested 29-year-old Sigmund Lewis after serving a search warrant at his home. Authorities say they seized crack and marijuana, along with more than $15,000 in cash, four cars, and two handguns.
Lamar County authorities say they seized 227 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 59 Sunday morning after two officers pulled over a van for a moving violation. The drugs had an estimated value of $160,000.
Pearl River County issued a search warrant Wednesday on a trailer in Poplarville after the landlord reported noticing suspicious items inside. The tenants were nowhere to be found, but what was lying all over the residence shocked the sheriff's department.