Four arrested after alleged drug deal in Applebee's parking lot

PURVIS, MISS. (WDAM) - Two Purvis men and a Hattiesburg couple are in jail after an alleged botched drug deal in the parking lot of Applebee's restaurant. 

Matthew Berry, 22, and James Berry, 27, were identified by the couple as the two men who allegedly took money from them at gunpoint in Monday afternoon. The two were arrested a short time later and charged with armed robbery.

Police said during the course of interrogating the two, officers learned the robbery was motivated by illegal drug activity.
Police then arrested the couple, Ashley Dean, 18 and Jonathan Stanford, 21. They were each charged with possession of marijuana.