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Sheriff: Stolen MDOC gun traded for drugs

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Lewis Brent Cheeks (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office) Lewis Brent Cheeks (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office)
Bennie Brown (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office) Bennie Brown (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office)
Ashley Harveston (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office) Ashley Harveston (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office)
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Mississippi Department of Corrections firearm was stolen when an MDOC vehicle was broken into Tuesday afternoon in Rankin County. The firearm, however, was recovered from a convicted felon within 24 hours when multiple law enforcement agencies joined forces.

According to the Hinds County Sheriff's Department the stolen .40-caliber Glock was traded for drugs.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis says his department partnered with the Rankin County Sheriff's Office during two sting operations Tuesday evening. Although officials can't reveal where the sting operations took place, Lewis does confirm that units were able to recover the stolen state-issued handgun. During the operation, deputies also seized illegal drugs.

"A sting operation meaning, we actually set up an operation sting, if you will, to set up another gun drug transaction to further our investigation to retrieve the stolen handgun," said Lt. Crieg Oster.

After the two successful stings, 27-year-old Lewis Brent Cheeks was charged with possession of a stolen firearm. Also arrested were 36-year-old Bennie Brown and 24-year-old Ashley Harveston.

Harveston and Brown were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Additional charges are pending with the Rankin County Sheriff's Office.

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