Former city employee arrested in drug bust has criminal history - - Jackson, MS

Former city employee arrested in drug bust has criminal history

HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson man arrested in a drug raid Thursday is a familiar face to law enforcement in Jackson and Hinds County.

Donald Ray Quinn has a history of drug charges. He received a 14-year sentence with five years supervised release in 1992 for his role in drug sales in Jackson. He served until 2009 and was then busted again in 2010. He received a 40-month sentence and five years supervised probation. He is now back in federal custody.

Quinn once worked for the late Mayor Frank Melton doing grass cutting for the city. Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis remembers Quinn well from the days when Lewis was a Jackson police officer. Lewis said he's glad Quinn is off the streets again.

Quinn is now facing charges for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after authorities say he was caught with more than 100 pounds of marijuana Thursday at a Hinds County business.

Quinn was picked up by federal officials and is now back in their custody in the Madison County jail.

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