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The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

On July 20, 2021 at approximately 12:30 AM, Officers with the Clinton Police Department stopped a white 2017 Dodge Challenger on Interstate 20 @ Springridge Road for a traffic violation.

As a result of the traffic stop, Officers recovered approx. 36 pounds of marijuana candy edibles.

CPD arrested Monet Shields, 31 Years of age (DOB 4-19-90) of Memphis, Tennessee.

Bond has not yet been set.

This is an ongoing investigation that could lead to further arrests of participating criminals in the metro Jackson area.

The Clinton Police Department is warning residents of Marijuana edibles packaged to look like regular candy. The edibles were packaged to look almost identical to regular candies.

“We need to focus on educating parents, teachers, and children to the dangers of the potency of these products,” stated Chief Ford Hayman. “Parents should be alert to the availability of these types of products and the potential that their children may be utilizing marijuana edibles.

Sue Note:  This is almost unbelievable and very scary.  Be sure and remind your children about the danger of taking candy from a stranger or in an area they are not familiar. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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