Police Respond to Wreck, Arrest Man on Cocaine Charge


DeKALB, Miss.–A man was arrested by Kemper County deputies near DeKalb Friday night after crashing his car on Hwy. 397 and Kemper County Lake Rd.

The call came in about 11:15 for a single-vehicle crash.

Deputies said when they got there they found Jessie James Edwards. They did not provide an age or address.

They also said Edwards had a white powder on his person, which tested positive as 9.6 grams of cocaine. That is about one third an ounce and may be worth about $1,000.

Edwards was booked into jail and had bond set at $25,000.

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