Law Enforcement Arrests Alleged Drug Traffickers, Gang Members, and Associates in Mississippi and Washington
Six members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciples Street Gang have been arrested on federal drug charges in George County, Mississippi and Vancouver, Washington. In the early morning hours of February 2, 2017, FBI agents, task force officers, and sheriff’s deputies arrested the following suspects in George County:
- Jerry Street, 35, of George County, Mississippi
- Garnett Edwin Smith, 38, of George County, Mississippi
- Alisha Christina Smith, 36, of George County, Mississippi
- Timothy Adam Havard, 40, of George County, Mississippi
- Mareo Green, 36, of Greene County, Mississippi
- Tarsen Deveal Fairley, 29, of George County, Mississippi
FBI agents also arrested one additional suspect in Vancouver, Washington:
- Zack Bexton, 30, of George County, Mississippi
All suspects have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The suspects arrested in Mississippi are scheduled to appear before United States Magistrate Judge John C. Gargiulo at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Gulfport.
These arrests are the result of a two-year joint investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in Southeast Mississippi by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force in Pascagoula, Mississippi; the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics; the George County Sheriff’s Office; the Lucedale Police Department; the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team; and Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force.
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) 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; the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics; and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
These charges are merely an accusation, and all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.