The Hinds County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release:
The Hinds County Sheriff's Office continues to be very deliberate and intentional in fighting crime across the county, in particular drug crimes.
On Thursday March 19, 2015 at approximately 11:45 A.M. the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Browning Drive and Hwy. 80 in Clinton, MS. Subsequently approximately a half of pound of high grade marijuana along with 50 Xanax Bars were seized. Arrested was 25 y/o Jeffery Phillips, who lives at 101 Mount Salus Apartment F-2.
The investigation led to a search warrant being executed at the above address where investigators found and seized approximately one ounce of high grade marijuana, one AK-47 Assault Rifle, pills and $13,816.00 in U.S. Currency. Phillips is charged with Possession of Marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said, "I appreciate the hard work of the men and women in our Narcotics Division and I'm grateful today that these drugs and weapons are off the streets." "We will continue to be very aggressive in our efforts to make Hinds County a safe place to live, do business and raise a family," he shared