Patrol detail in Lamar Co. leads to 7 arrests; $70K, firearms and drugs seized

During the operation, seven firearms, about 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana, a half-pound of...
During the operation, seven firearms, about 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana, a half-pound of methamphetamine and $70,000 were seized, according to the sheriff’s department. Out of the seven firearms seized, one was reportedly stolen.(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 6:17 PM CST
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LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Seven men were arrested Thursday night after members of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office managed to seize a large amount of cash, firearms and illegal drugs during a patrol detail.

According to a Facebook post, LCSO executed a “Project Safe Neighborhood” detail in areas throughout the county. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel says the detail was put together after receiving tips and calls about potential crimes happening in some of those areas.

“This was a result of the community coming together to help make the county safer,” said the sheriff’s office in the post.

During the operation, seven firearms, about 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana, a half-pound of methamphetamine and $70,000 were seized, according to the sheriff’s department. Out of the seven firearms seized, one was reportedly stolen.

Seven men were arrested as a result of the sting. Each suspect, their charges and bond amounts are listed below:

  • Tymos Davion Carter, 26, of Hattiesburg
    • One count of possession of a weapon by a felon
    • Two counts of seat belt violation
    • One count of driving while license suspended
    • One count of simple assault by threat
      • Bond - $50,000
Tymos Davion Carter, 26, of Hattiesburg
Tymos Davion Carter, 26, of Hattiesburg(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)
  • Cassius Wayne Taylor, 18, of Hattiesburg
    • One count of possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm
      • Bond - $50,000
Cassius Wayne Taylor, 18, of Hattiesburg
Cassius Wayne Taylor, 18, of Hattiesburg(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)
  • Kendric Lajaun Weathersby, 32, of Prentiss
    • One count of possession with intent to distribute
      • Bond - $50,000
Kendric Lajuan Weathersby, 32, of Prentiss
Kendric Lajuan Weathersby, 32, of Prentiss(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)
  • Darius Dawon Hinton, 28, of Hattiesburg
    • One count of possession of a stolen weapon
    • One count of possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm
      • Bond - $10,000
Darius Dawon Hinton, 28, of Hattiesburg
Darius Dawon Hinton, 28, of Hattiesburg(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)
  • Jarell Dashaud Wheeler, 22, of Hattiesburg
    • One count of trafficking of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm
    • One count of possession of a weapon by a felon
    • An unknown charge from Forrest County
Jarell Dashaud Wheeler, 22, of Hattiesburg
Jarell Dashaud Wheeler, 22, of Hattiesburg(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)
  • Auryn Daniel Strickland, 22, of Hattiesburg
    • One count of driving while license suspended
    • One count of simple possession of a controlled substance with a firearm
      • $500
Auryn Daniel Strickland, 22, of Hattiesburg
Auryn Daniel Strickland, 22, of Hattiesburg(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)
  • Keevon Kadarius Fells, 22, of Purvis
    • One count of disorderly conduct, failure to comply
    • One count of possession of a weapon by a felon
    • One count of aggravated trafficking
    • One count of speeding
    • One count of Mississippi Department of Corrections parole violation
      • $60,500 for three charges; no bond for speeding and parole violation
Keevon Kadarius Fells, 22, of Purvis
Keevon Kadarius Fells, 22, of Purvis(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)

WDAM 7 has made small revisions to this story after information was verified with law enforcement.

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