Gang Member Busted

Federal authorities in Pascagoula have arrested and seized the assets of Marcus Lamont Rodgers, a man the FBI says is an alleged member of a nationally networked street gang.  The 25 year old Rodgers was being held Wednesday on drug trafficking charges in the Harrison County jail.

The FBI arrested Rodgers on Monday. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Agents seized $3,000 in cash, a Cadillac Sedan Deville and a Chevrolet Suburban, both of which are believed to have been purchased by Rodgers with drug money, the FBI said. The FBI said Rodgers is alleged to be a longtime member of the street gang Black Gangster Disciples.

If convicted, Rodgers could face life in a federal prison and $1 million in fines. The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is made up of FBI agents and officers of all Jackson County law enforcement agencies and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.