Suspected drug dealers “set up shop” in McDonald’s parking lot

Suspected drug dealers “set up shop” in McDonald’s parking lot
Source: Hinds Co. SO

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hind’s County Sheriff’s Investigators and Richland police were in the parking lot of the McDonald’s located on Highway 80 at Ellis Avenue Friday afternoon, where two suspected drug dealers were allegedly selling their products.

Suspected drug dealers “set up shop” in McDonald’s parking lot

Methamphetamine, Xanax, marijuana, and Hydrocodone was confiscated. Some prescription drugs were also being distributed illegally.

“This wasn’t just ‘hey meet me up here and do one sell real quick,'" said Lieutenant Juan Chappas with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office. “We watched multiple people come in and actually purchase different types of narcotics.”

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The lieutenant added that those people should “get prepared,” because authorities know who they are, and they’ll be coming for them next.

Jonathan Jamal-Rashad Chambers of Iowa and 26-year-old Daryl Xavius Thomas of Jackson were both arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Eighteen-year-old Steven Lee Williams of Pearl and 30-year-old Corey Clinton Cumberland of Brandon face charges of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance.

30-yr-old Corey Clinton Cumberland, of Brandon, faces charges of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance. Source: Hinds Co. SO
30-yr-old Corey Clinton Cumberland, of Brandon, faces charges of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance. Source: Hinds Co. SO

When asked what lesson was to be learned from all of this, Chappas said, “Sheriff Mason is not going to put up with this, and we will continue to come out here and catch every single one of them. Not just the dealers, but also the customers are coming from other counties to come over here, while we’re trying to protect and serve the citizens here, we have people from other counties coming over and adding on to the crime that’s already here. We don’t need that."

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