Mississippi agents arrest 2 after chase ends with seizure of cocaine, crack, heroin, handguns and thousands in cash

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Two people were arrested on multiple drug charges after leading officers on a 12-mile chase.

On April 16, 2021, Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by Denonta Thadison and Phylicia Jones.

Thadison, who was driving the vehicle, led police on a chase for approximately 12 miles until Thadison and Jones were taken into custody. Agents located approximately 30 grams of crack cocaine and 6 grams of marijuana that Thadison and Jones discarded during the pursuit. Agents also seized $240 in U.S. Currency that was on Thadison’s person.

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, with assistance from the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, subsequently executed a search warrant at Thadison and Jones’ residence, located at 611 Pennsylvania Avenue in McComb, Mississippi. Agents seized 130 grams of powder cocaine, 90 grams of crack cocaine, 9 grams of heroin, one dosage unit of Klonopin, four handguns, and $10,500 in U.S. Currency.

As a result of the above-mentioned traffic stop and search warrant:

  • Denonta Thadison, 33, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Aggravated Trafficking of Cocaine, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Klonopin, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felony Fleeing.
  • Phylicia Jones, 33, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Aggravated Trafficking of Cocaine, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Klonopin.

This investigation is ongoing, with more arrests expected.