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Arrest leads to recovery of gun reported stolen by Corinth Police

A recent drug arrest led to the recovery of a gun reported stolen by the Corinth Police Department.

From the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office:

On June 2, 2019, Tishomingo County Sheriff K9 deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on HWY 72 in Burnsville for improper equipment.  During the stop, other deputies assisted in the stop and could smell an odor of alleged marijuana coming from the vehicle and noticed that the occupants in the vehicle were acting suspicious.  The K9 was deployed and alerted on the vehicle and the occupants were removed.  A further search by the K9 turned up a large amount of alleged heroin hidden in a compartment of the passengers’ door.  A firearm was also recovered from the vehicle that was reported stolen by the Corinth Police Department back in 2014.  All three occupants were transported to the Tishomingo County Jail.

JONATHAN NIPPER, 37-year-old, white, male of 290 Gladden Road, Counce, Tennessee was officially charged with FELONY POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HEROIN) w/INTENT TO SELL.  NIPPER’s bond was set by the Tishomingo County Justice Court at $10,000.  This case remains under investigation and future arrests are possible. 

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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