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Vicksburg woman charge with meth possession

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Heather Charlebois (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg police officer arrested a woman Monday on a drug charge.

The officer found Heather Charlebois, 39, of Vicksburg, to be in possession of methamphetamine after stopping a vehicle in which she was a passenger at around 12:41 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

Charlebois appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court the same day. Lawson bound her over to the Warren County grand jury on a $45,000 bond.

 

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VPD identifies perpetrator in pursuit leading to $45,000 drug bust

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Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, Vicksburg police attempted to stop a red Chevrolet Impala driving recklessly near the intersection of Lane Street and Military Avenue. The driver, Christopher Galloway, 24, of Vicksburg, refused to stop and led officers on a chase from there to Interstate 20 eastbound in front of Tractor Supply. When his attempt to jump from the interstate onto South Frontage Road failed, and his car was disabled, Galloway jumped from the vehicle carrying a backpack. The brief foot pursuit ended when he was apprehended behind the commercial building on North Frontage Road beside the Wisconsin Avenue overpass.

Christopher Galloway (photo courtesy VPD)

The backpack Galloway carried had three gallon-sized baggies of high-grade marijuana, and seven identical bags were found in the trunk of his car, along with some smaller bags of marijuana. Also seized were 100 bags of edible marijuana candy, two digital scales and a Beretta 9-mm handgun. The total weight of the marijuana is eleven pounds, with a street value of $33,000 for the bagged drugs and $15,000 for the candy.

Galloway was arrested on charges of trafficking and felony eluding, in addition to misdemeanor warrants already on file. He will appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday, Nov. 2.

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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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Suspect in LD’s Kitchen fatal shooting still at large

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James Earl Winters (photo courtesy VPD)

The Vicksburg Police Department continues its search for James Earl Winters, 29, of Vicksburg, in connection with the death of Wade Carter, Jr.

Carter was shot twice in the abdomen at LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., Oct. 6, and died of wounds Oct. 9. Two other victims were also shot at the time but survived their injuries.

Anyone having information concerning Winters’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 800-355-8477 (800-355-TIPS).

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