Crime

Gulfport man suspected of drug distribution

Mark Anthony Vinluan
Mark Anthony Vinluan

HARRISON COUNTY -- A Gulfport man suspected of distributing marijuana has been arrested on related drug charges after a search of his home.

Mark Anthony Vinluan, 30, of Arthur Drive, was suspected in recent marijuana sales when narcotics investigators searched his home Monday, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Narcotics agents said they seized about two ounces of marijuana; six doses of oxymorphone, also known as Opana, a narcotic pain-killer; digital scales and other items associated with the sell of a controlled substance.

Vinluan was arrested on one count each of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a narcotic, and three counts of sale of marijuana.

Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray set bonds that total $90,000.

Vinluan was taken to the Harrison County jail.

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