Drug Bust Nets Suspects in Kemper County

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Residents of the DeVille Apartments in DeKalb have watched authorities make several drug related arrests in the last couple of days.

"We are going to go after these dealers no matter where they are and bring them to justice," said Sheriff James Moore.

In the past year, several agencies including the sheriff's department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the DeKalb Police Department, have been watching these suspects and waiting for the perfect opportunity to bring them in to custody.

"You need to investigate these guys and see who their associates are and get good cases so that when they go to court they will be found guilty," said Moore.

Most of the men are charged with the sale of crack cocaine and marijuana. Even though the job isn't done, Sheriff Moore says he can tell a difference in the community.

"The citizens deserve to live as much as they can free of drug traffickers and we are committed to help them with this process."

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Monday said six people were arrested Friday and Saturday, and it expects to make more arrests.

MBN director Marshall Fisher reported those arrested as Terrance Bourrage, age 35, of DeKalb, for sale of crack cocaine; Eric Clark, age and address unavailable, for sale of crack cocaine; Jonathan R. Currie, 25, of DeKalb, for sale of crack cocaine and sale of marijuana; Marshall T. Grace, 32, of DeKalb, for two counts of sale of crack cocaine; Patrick McCallebb, age and address unavailable, for sale of cocaine; and Phillip W. Rush, 51, of DeKalb, for possession of crack cocaine.

MBN said officers seized approximately a gram of cocaine with an estimated street value of $100 and a set of scales while serving the arrest warrants.

The suspects were transported the Kemper County Detention Center. Bonds were set at $25,000 for those charged with sale of crack cocaine, at $15,000 for those charged with sale of marijuana and at $10,000 for those charged with possession of cocaine or marijuana.


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  • by ESTER DEAN Location: KEMPER on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:11 PM
    WHY DIDN'T SHERIFF MOORE SPOT THE ONES DAT ARE USING THEIR BUSINESSES TO COVER UP THEIR DRUG SELLING. AS THEY WAIT TO BUST THE ONES THAT HIDING BEHIND THEIR BUSINESS N SELLING DRUGS THERE'S STILL MORE DRUGS HITTING THE STREETS NOT UNLESS THE ONES HIDING BEHIND THEIR BUSINESSES ARE PAYING THE LOCAL SHERIFF TO STAY UNDERCOVER WIT THEIR DRUG DEALING...NOW GET SMART WIT ME ON THIS 1!!!!
  • by JO Location: KEMPER on Jan 7, 2010 at 02:45 PM
    I THINK WHITE PPL SELL DRUGS TOO...THEY'RE NOT CATCHING THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE ALWAYS GOING TO THE BLACK COMMUNITIES N TO ME DATS SUM BULL!!!
  • by Marc on Nov 22, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    How can it be a black/white thing? That thinking is ignorant at best. A black sheriff arresting black drug dealers/users, is not a racial thing. It is a public servant doing his duty. Period.
  • by ed on Nov 20, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    Daniel please this is legal war on drugs.. the ones that don't belong here toss them out on a raft back to their own country.. as far as the b/w thing fact was a story in NYT's years ago about profiling and attack on blacks.. the NAACP and Feds wanted to know why 98% arrested on drugs all crimes were black. the paper left out that this was in the middle of Harlem.. ____ new math got to love it
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM
    To the simple minded person scandalizing people names like i said get some business and get a life you want have time to scandalize anyone name. Oh yea i didn't say anything bad was said just don't scandalize anyone name!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    To the Anonymous writer in reguards to orlando bourrage I was making a point to the writer earlier who mentioned "DRUGS ARE EVERYWHERE THEY DIDNT SEE PORTERVILLE, NEWHOPE, BLACKWATER". Not once did I say anything bad about Orlando. So you get a life and next time read all the way through before jumping the gun!
  • by UNOME Location: DEKALB on Nov 17, 2009 at 08:42 PM
    FIRST DRUG USER BUST IN OVER A YEAR IN DEKALB, AND THAT WAS A HALF A BUST BECAUSE MAJORITY GOT OFF BECAUSE THEIR INFORMANT WAS A DRUG USER, PLEASE DON'T LET THE SAME THING HAPPEN ON THIS BUST. I GUESS THEY SAY IF THEY GET ALL THE USER THEN THE SELLER WANT HAVE ANYONE TO SELL IT TO.
  • by concern citizen Location: yoour touwn on Nov 17, 2009 at 08:31 PM
    Yes they might have put a few in jail, and I mean a few. Because these few people only put a thin damper on the drugs that is going on Dekalb. You bringing down the little dogs, if you want to do something get the big dogs , then the little dogs want have anyone to buy it from. Then half the peolpe on the list don't need jail they need REHAB, if they sold crack to anyone, they was only being runners for the true seller, trying to get a free hit. Your investigation don't look like it went very well, you got more smoker than you got sellers. Great job DPD.Why the police is busting some of the crack dealers and smokers, what about the ones that have meth. labs, do you have a 9 month investigation going on with them,, I guess not because I don't see there name on the list. I know that things don't happen over night, but if you going to do it,do it right, and go after them all. I do appreciate the fact that the police is putting forth the effort, whether I agree with what or how they did it.
  • by Anonymous Location: kemper on Nov 17, 2009 at 05:12 PM
    As for doing a good job i dont see anything so big james moore did besides pick up drug users and left the drug dealers on street.Not only that to the writer mentioning orlando bourrage you need to get a life and quite worrying bout other people business.earlier this year two kids were burned in a vehicle trying to fight drug with james moore so i dont see the good job..
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    blackwater and new hope, were included eric clark and orlando burrage are from the blackwater and newhope area. And as far as eric clark he's not a drug dealer,he's a crack head! They should have sent him to rehab! LOL!
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