JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County sheriff's deputies say a convicted drug offender is going back to jail after being arrested for possession of 4 pounds of marijuana and other narcotics.
Chief Deputy Chris Picou tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/RuBFLU ) 34-year-old Alton Cooper was arrested about noon Wednesday when investigators went to his home following a tip.
Picou says deputies obtained a search warrant and recovered the marijuana, $12,261 in cash, a .357 revolver, and liquid codeine in a plastic Sprite bottle.
Cooper is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of codeine and violation of parole. Also seized at the residence was an assortment of electronics and two vehicles.
It was unclear whether Cooper has an attorney.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com
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