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Crime

Pursuit leads to massive pot bust

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Officer Michael Battle with confiscated marijuana (photo by Thomas Parker).

At around 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Vicksburg police officer Michael Battle attempted to stop a red Chevrolet Impala for traffic violations on Military Avenue.

The vehicle refused to yield to lights and sirens and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued. The Impala went into the median area on Interstate 20 eastbound between the highway and South Frontage Road.

Photo by Thomas Parker

The driver fled on foot going towards Manor Drive before crossing the interstate where he was apprehended on the property at 1901 North Frontage Road (most commonly known as Captain Jack’s).

Photo by Thomas Parker

The individual was carrying a backpack containing a large quantity of marijuana. He has been transported to the Police Department for booking and processing.

Numerous Vicksburg Police officers were involved in the apprehension along with Sheriff Martin Pace and Mississippi State Trooper Sgt. Kervin Stewart.

The Vicksburg Daily News will provide additional information as it becomes available to us.

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