HPD arrests 4 on gun, drug charges

HPD arrests 4 on gun, drug charges
Kudderius Gaddis (top left), Vincent Durr (top right), Christopher Wheeler (bottom left), and Sternell Johnson (bottom right). (Source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police arrested four people on gun and drug charges Tuesday evening after receiving several complaints from the community.

The arrests happened on U.S. Highway 49 around 6 p.m. HPD officials said officers seized four weapons, $3,280 in cash and marijuana.

Sternell Johnson, 24, Christopher Wheeler, 18, Vincent Durr, 20, and Kuderrius Gaddis, 18, are all charged with possessing stolen firearms, possession of a controlled substance (enhanced with a firearm) and possession of a controlled substance. Johnson is also charged with three counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and as a fugitive from another jurisdiction.

ARRESTS: On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Hattiesburg police were dispatched to the 6600 block of Highway 49, in...

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Johnson, Wheeler and Gaddis are from the Hattiesburg area while Durr is from the Bassfield area.

The men were booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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