May 5, 2022

Hattiesburg PD Arrests Man For Drug Trafficking and Gun Charges

Nicole Kral

Earnest Sims, 36, is facing drug trafficking and gun charges after Hattiesburg police and other law enforcement agencies searched a home on Phoenix Circle.

Law enforcement conducted the search warrant on Thursday, May 5, around 7:00 a.m.

Officers reported to find 62 grams of crack cocaine (cookies), a sawed off shotgun, a handgun, a 2015 Buick Lacrosse, a 2020 Icebear ATV scooter and $5,122.

Sims was charged with trafficking a controlled substance (crack cocaine), possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) while in possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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