GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Authorities have arrested six people, believed to be members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciples Street Gang, for federal drug
charges in both Mobile, Alabama and George County, Mississippi.
According to a press release from the FBI's Jackson Field Office, Larry Anderson, aka "LD", 33 of Lucedale; Kermit
Blackston, aka "Olin", 40 of Lucedale; Phillip Spivery, aka "Ponty", 51 of Lucedale; Samuel McDaniel, aka "Sambo", 31 of
Lucedale; and Calvin Allen, aka "D" 42 of Pascagoula were arrested in George County Monday, January 13 during the early morning hours.
Over in Mobile, Alabama, FBI agents arrested Hosea Blackston, aka "Bulldog" 41 of Mobile and Jamilia Nix, 34 of Mobile.
All six people face a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The four people arrested in Mississippi appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Robert Walker in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Gulfport on Tuesday.
They will stay in custody until a detention hearing before Judge Walker. That is set for Thursday at 2 p.m.
Blackston will also remain behind bars until a detention hearing. However, Jamilia Nix was released on bond.
"Cooperation among all law enforcement agencies is key to keeping our Mississippi communities safer," said Donald Alway, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi. "Cases like this prove that teamwork can make a difference."
The two year joint investigation that resulted in Monday's arrest was made possible by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the George County Sheriff's Office, the Lucedale Police Department,
and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.
The press release went on to say, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiative and receives funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C. It is made up of Special Agents from the FBI and law enforcement officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier, and Ocean Springs Police Departments, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.