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Vehicle vandalism linked to drug deal gone bad

Joseph Langston Medina and Halee Ann LeBlanc (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Joseph Langston Medina and Halee Ann LeBlanc (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Two teens are under arrest, accused of vandalizing vehicles at a St. Martin home Thursday night. And investigators believe it was in retaliation for a drug deal gone awry.

Nineteen-year-olds Halee Ann LeBlanc of Gulfport, and Joseph Langston Medina of Biloxi are both charged with one count of Felony Malicious Mischief.

A St. Martin woman called deputies Thursday after she discovered her vehicles had been spray painted with obscenities, tires slashed, and two windows busted out during the night.

Investigators said they learned the victim's son had stolen the suspect's money during a drug deal earlier that day. They said the mom didn't know anything about the alleged drug deal.

Further arrests are pending, and the case is still under investigation.

LeBlanc and Medina are currently at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center awaiting an initial appearance in County Court. If convicted of Felony Malicious Mischief, they both face five years in State Prison and/or $10,000 in fines.

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