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Phillip James Carson convicted of cocaine possession



Phillip James Carson
Phillip James Carson (Courtesy Vicksburg Police Department)
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Following a three-day jury trial, a Vicksburg man was convicted of possession of cocaine on Wednesday.

The cocaine charge, more than 10 grams and less than 30 grams, was taken by Phillip James Carson, 34 of Vicksburg.

Carson was arrested by members of the Vicksburg Police NET Team on January 3, 2020. Carson led officers on a brief pursuit before being taken into custody near F&G Beverages on Washington Street.

Assistant District Attorneys Brannan Southerland and Michael Warren prosecuted the case on behalf of the 9th Judicial District Attorneys Office. Former Vicksburg Police Investigator Mario Grady was the lead officer on the case. Grady was assisted by Lt. Jeff Merritt and Investigator Donnie Heggins.

Carson was represented by Vicksburg Attorney Eugene Perrier.

Circuit Judge M. James Chaney scheduled Carson’s sentencing for 10am on March 24,2021.

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