JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department arrest five people at the Super 8 Motel on I-55 in Jackson. A former Hinds County deputy is now on the run according to Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason.
Those in custody: Marlon Mack, Shameka Smith, Jessica Sims and two juveniles.
Sheriff Mason says his department received a tip of an odor coming from one of the motel rooms.
Inside deputies found cocaine, meth, 150 Xanax bars, marijuana, weapons, more than a thousand dollars cash, scales, packaging material and codeine syrup.
“This message we’re trying to send these people is the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office is not playing. It’s a new day now. We’re trying to rid Jackson and Hinds County of all this illegal crime,” says Sheriff Mason.
Officials say the motel room was booked under the name of the former Hinds County deputy. At this time, he remains on the run.
WJTV will update this story when more information is available.