Former Hattiesburg mayoral candidate arrested after search of nightclub

Pine Belt

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A former Hattiesburg mayoral candidate has been arrested and charged with three offenses. Officials from the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Bureau of Enforcement executed a warrant at Stacy Daniels’ nightclub, Club Empire, regarding illegal sales of alcohol.

According to ABC officials, undercover agents bought alcoholic beverages from inside the club on September 11, which has a permit to sell beer but does not have an ABC permit to sell alcoholic beverages.

The agents then requested a search warrant for the club.

Daniels was charged with possession of firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of illegal gambling receipts and currency.

Two other arrests were made. Corey Austin was charged with possessions of alcoholic beverages with intent to sale without permit and possession of alcoholic beverages on a beer permitted premises. Nakyla Payton was charged with disorderly conduct-failure to comply.

Daniels ran in the Democratic primary election against LaKeylah White and Vanessa J. Jones.

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