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Moss Point police chief: Drinkard's murder was drug related

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MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

The McCall Street neighborhood is a quiet neighborhood, where children play outside and everyone knows their neighbors. But just days after 42-year-old David Drinkard was murdered there, only a few people were outside.

"It scares me to death," Wendell James said, "because if it happened to them, it can happen to anybody."

Police Chief Keith Davis said it is not an area known for a lot of crime. Although as investigators search for clues, they have learned one thing that raises a red flag.

"We believe, based on the interviews we have done, that we do have a drug problem in that immediate area and we are addressing that," Davis said.

Investigators do think drugs played a part in the murder, but the chief is not ready to reveal exactly how. He also believes several people were involved the murder.

"This team has been working non-stop, we haven't gotten a lot of sleep in the past few days because we have been following up on leads we have developed," Davis said.

Evidence has lead investigators to also believe Drinkard was stabbed near the house where he was found.

"Someone saw something, someone heard something," Davis said. "No matter how insignificant it may seem to you, it's important we know about it because it may put that one piece of the puzzle together that we are missing right now."

Davis said so far the community has been very helpful. But as police come closer to making arrests, Davis wants to know every detail possible about what led to Drinkard's death.

Neighbors want answers too.

"You need to talk about it because if they did it to him, they could do it to you, your mother, your father, your children," James said.

James and others hope the murder will be solved soon so they can again feel safe at home.

If you know anything about the murder you can give an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898, or leave a tip online: https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=523&DSID=523

If your tip leads to an arrest, you can get a cash reward.

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