Laurel Police arrested Peter Dubose III, 40, and charged him with possession of MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, with intent while in possession of a firearm. LPD officers confiscated approximately 250 units of MDMA at the time of the arrest. A judge set Dubose's bond at $20,000.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 327 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and seven new deaths. The state's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 7,877, with 310 deaths. The number of Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections has fallen to 442. Twenty-six of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 109 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.
(The following is a press release from the city of Hattiesburg.) Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Thursday, April 30, Mayor Toby Barker issued Executive Order 2020-5 to provide guidance to retail businesses regarding in-house capacity and masks. “As we begin taking steps to reopen parts of Hattiesburg’s economy, we do so with a dual focus of prioritizing public health while giving the private sector space to operate creatively,” said Barker. “We have been able to hold down infection rates by engaging in social distancing and abiding by shelter-in-place orders. Now that we are beginning to get back out and have more frequent touchpoints with one another, it is important that we find ways to redu