FBI Jackson
Public Affairs Specialist Brett Carr
(601) 948-5000
March 27, 2018

FBI Task Force Arrests Moss Point Man for Drug Trafficking

JACKSON, MS—The FBI Safe Streets Task Force arrested 37-year-old Edward Corneilus Bridges, aka “Pooh,” of Moss Point, Mississippi on charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance—methamphetamine on March 22, 2018.

The FBI Task Force seized approximately 4.5 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine, 2 ounces of Cocaine, 46 dosage units of Ecstasy and a 7.62 caliber SKS Semi-Automatic Rifle from Bridges’ residence on Ann Street in Moss Point. If convicted, Bridges faces a sentence of 10 years to life in a federal penitentiary and a fine of up to $10 million.

Bridges made his initial appearance before United States Magistrate Robert H. Walker, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Gulfport. Magistrate Judge Walker ordered Bridges to be held pending a Preliminary and Detention hearing set for 9 a.m. on March 28, 2018.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area 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, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Border Patrol. The South Mississippi Metropolitan Enforcement Team in Pascagoula, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Moss Point Police Department also assisted with the investigation.

These charges are merely an accusation, and Bridges is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.