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Man accused of drug-trafficking arrested twice in 2 weeks

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a man accused of distributing heroin and meth that led to drug overdoses in the Jackson area has been arrested for the second time in as many weeks.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 8:39 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a man accused of distributing heroin and meth that led to drug overdoses in the Jackson area has been arrested for the second time in as many weeks.

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Bureau Director John Dowdy tells WJTV-TV that 59-year-old Kelvin Roy "Hot" Thompson was arrested Monday and is charged with conspiracy to sell heroin. Dowdy says the Jackson man had returned to his drug-trafficking operation after Hinds County authorities released him on $5,000 bond within days of his initial arrest.

Last week, agents charged Thompson after seizing roughly 40 grams of suspected methamphetamine and approximately 4 grams of suspected heroin.

Dowdy says 32-year-old Rebecca L. Vanhuizen and 38-year-old Shanti R. Nelson also face drug charges in the ongoing investigation.

It is unclear if those charged have lawyers.

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