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Drug ‘Dab’ makes its first appearance in Vicksburg

A Vicksburg man is charged with possession of a controlled substance after his arrest Friday by Vicksburg Police.

Shaquille Marquis Ricks, 27, 4824 Gibson Rd., is accused of having a substance called “Dab.” He was released from the Warren County Jail after posting $20,000 bond.

“Dab,” which is also known as “wax,” is a concentrated dose of cannabis made by extracting THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, and other chemicals by using a solvent like butane.

The result is a sticky oil that is smoked in e-cigarettes.

Vicksburg Police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said the arrest was the first time the drug has been seen in Vicksburg.

In other cases:

• Shots were reported fired about 8:54 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Bayou Boulevard. Nothing was found by police.

• Shots were reported fired about 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the area of Alcorn Drive and Elizabeth Circle. Nothing was found.

• A car parked in the 1000 block of Walnut St. was entered and ransacked about 9:35 p.m. Saturday.

• Shots were reported fired about 1:24 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Grove St. Nothing was found.

• Shots were reported fired at the New Main Apartments, 2727 Alcorn Drive about 11 p.m. Friday. Nothing was found.

• A Skaggs zero-turn radius lawnmower was reported taken about 4:27 p.m. Friday from a shed in the 100 block of Mary Hill Road.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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