State health department worker charged in drug sting

By WLOX Staff

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - A Mississippi Department of Health employee responsible for delivering medication to patients living at a Jackson motel was arrested on drug charges Monday, according to Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officials.

MBN Director Marshall Fisher said officers charged 23-year-old Mario Devon Gray, of Clinton, with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver while in possession of a firearm. Officers also charged a second man — 45-year-old Lyndon B. Brown, of Jackson — with conspiracy to sell crack cocaine.

Approximately eight grams of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $500 and a semi-automatic handgun were seized in conjunction with the arrests.

A day-long sting operation led to the two men's arrest by the Jackson Enforcement Team at Parkside Inn in Jackson.

Initial court appearances are pending for the two suspects, who are being held without bond in the Hinds County Detention Center.

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