October 23, 2020

Man accidentally released from jail shows up for court to face charges he sold 600 pounds of marijuana at barbecue

Mississippi officials say a man who was being held on charges he sold 600 pounds of marijuana out of his barbecue business voluntarily showed up for a court hearing after he was mistakenly released from custody.

FBI agent Mark Hines said agents arrested 55-year-old Carl Alexander May in October after he sold heroin to a confidential informant six times, sometimes at his Gautier restaurant, Big Daddy’s Smokehouse.

The Sun Herald reports May was supposed to remain in jail pending a detention hearing, but the Department of Corrections ordered his release when he finished serving time for a probation violation.

Judge Roger Clark said at a hearing last week that May had been “erroneously” released from custody and denied him bond, sending him back to jail.