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JPD officer off force, accused in theft of drug bust money

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – There are new developments in the investigation of Monday's drug bust in south Jackson.

A JPD officer is no longer employed with the department, accused of stealing evidence in connection with that case.

Police Spokesman Officer Joseph Daughtry said, as of Tuesday, the unidentified patrolman is not on the force.

The officer was investigated after being accused of taking drug money seized in a marijuana bust early Monday morning.

JPD's Narcotics Division issued a warrant and raided a home in the 900 block of Stuart Street.

They found 150 pounds of marijuana and more than $60,000 in cash.

Twenty-nine-year-old Marcellous Hogan was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana over a kilo with intent to distribute.

"Right now the investigation is continuing. It is a criminal investigation, but at this time that officer is no longer employed with the Jackson Police Department. He was a male officer with the Jackson Police Department, and his tenure with the department was less than two years," said Daughtry.

Investigators said the money was recovered but would not say if the unnamed former officer was fired or resigned.

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