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Monday, August 28, 2006

Melton injured in drug raid, MS

JACKSON - Jackson's mayor suffered cuts on both hands over the weekend as he followed city police officers who were chasing suspected drug dealers, a city spokesman said.

Melton was treated and released at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His injuries did not require stitches, Tyrone Lewis said.

Melton and a group of police officers were in the Virden Addition for a crime sweep.

Lewis said the mayor wants to focus his efforts on the neighborhood, and he was checking out problem areas around the city.

After viewing a suspected drug deal Saturday night, officers chased those involved into a house. Melton followed and cut his hands as he entered the building. The accident happened about 9:25 p.m.

Lewis said the mayor may have cut his hands on glass, but the cause wasn't known.


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