Miss. recording artist arrested in sting

Published 7:49 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A Lamar County recording artist who calls himself the “King of Mississippi” was arrested Thursday for selling drugs to undercover officers.

Gerald Jackson, also know as “Huggie B,” is in jail on three counts of selling marijuana with a combined weight of 12 pounds, said Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Marshall Fisher in a statement Monday. His bond was set at $1.2 million.

Authorities seized an additional 10 pounds of marijuana, more than $10,000 in cash, an assault rifle and two automobiles during the raid.

Jackson, of Hattiesburg, is a recording artist whose lyrics are heavily laced with drug references, the statement said. His arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the MBN, 12-Net Narcotics Task Force, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service.