FBI Jackson
Acting Public Affairs Officer Katie Greenleaf
(601) 948-5000
June 7, 2019

Law Enforcement Seizes 14 Ounces of Heroin and Arrests Bloods Gang Member in Moss Point

JACKSON, MS—Rapheal Donzell Johnson, Jr., aka “Scrappy,” age 39, of Moss Point, was arrested by law enforcement on June 5, 2019, following a search of his residence on Doris Street. Approximately 14 ounces of heroin, one ounce of crystal methamphetamine, 381 tablets of ecstasy, and two firearms were seized at the time of this arrest. Johnson is a known member of the Bloods Street Gang.

Johnson made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker in U.S. District Court in Gulfport on Thursday and was ordered to be held until a preliminary and detention hearing set for 1 p.m. on June 13, 2019, in Gulfport.

This arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Moss Point Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the Metropolitan Enforcement Team in Pascagoula. If convicted, Johnson faces a sentence of up to life in a federal prison and a fine of up to $10 million.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area or HIDTA initiative. The task force is made up of special agents from the FBI and law enforcement officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier and Ocean Springs Police Departments and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

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