Narcotics case leads law enforcement officers to possible child pornography investigation

Two men arrested in connection to multi-agency investigation. Paul Rushing (L) & Mike Rushing (right)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials with the Drug Enforcement Agency say a pill case led law enforcement officers to a possible child pornography investigation.

Two men arrested in multi-agency investigation.

Wednesday, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office announced the arrest of two men.

We’re told the Attorney General’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration began a drug investigation into the men in July.

Daniel Comeaux, Asst. Special Agent in Charge of the DEA said they took two people into custody at the Wholesale Auto Parts Store on Gallatin Street in Jackson.

Kenneth Rushing, 56, of Morton and Michael Rushing, 58, of Jackson were arrested and charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of cocaine. We’re told Paul Rushing is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Hood’s office says the DEA began an investigation as a drug diversion investigation, which eventually led them to human trafficking and child pornography.

The DEA then asked for assistance from several other agencies including the AG’s office, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Brandon Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Crystal Springs Police Department, and Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

The two men have been booked into the Hinds County Jail and are awaiting an initial appearance.

The Bureau of Victim Assistance, Cyber Crime, and Public Integrity Divisions of the AG’s office are also involved in this case.

We will bring you more information when it becomes available.

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