VIDEO: Mississippi Police Chief Smokes Weed On Camera, Blames Others

SandyMalone

A video surfaced of the Lumberton police chief smoking marijuana and joking about being cool.

Lumberton, MS – The police chief of Lumberton got busted for smoking marijuana in a video released by WDAM, and he’s blaming his wife for setting him up (video below).

The video showed Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt smoking out of what appeared to be a broken glass pipe.

"I'm only chief of police in Lumberton that likes to smoke weed," Chief Flynt bragged in the video.

Although there’s no date on the video, Christmas music can be heard in the background, and the chief made a joke about liking Rudolph the red nose reindeer.

In the video, Chief Flynt’s police chief uniform shirt appeared to be hanging in the background.

"If this ain't no cool [expletive]," Chief Flynt said in the video. "Who the coolest here? Me! I'm the coolest here."

WDAM showed the video to Lumberton Mayor Quincy Rogers, who said he’d heard about it and asked the board of alderman to show it to him. However, he said he didn’t actually see it until the news reporter showed it to him.

"That's quite disturbing," Rogers told WDAM. "I'm still trying to get over this video."

The chief claimed no knowledge of the video when he was approached by WDAM, and he also refused the reporter’s offer to show it to him. But it appeared that he had an opportunity to watch the video at some point, and figure out from whence it came, because he commented on it later.

Chief Flynt responded to the video on his Facebook page on Tuesday night, and failed to take any responsibility for his own actions, instead blaming his wife for filming and releasing the recorded footage.

"Please know that one video , one mistake , does not define the person I am., my moral or ethical values . I made a huge mistake , first of all , I trusted the wrong person , welcomed them in my personal home , they recorded me in a vulnerable state and they planned every minute of it . This person being my wife who is obviously very vindictive,” Chief Flynt posted.

“I love serving the town of Lumberton , the people there are like family to me. It saddens my heart that I've disappointed many as well as myself,” he wrote.

“Just a thought .. Where would we all be if we all had hidden cameras in our home ? What would our neighbors , preachers , co workers , friends , etc. think of our conversations ? There is no excuse . I pray you all find it in your hearts to show me grace and know that I am truly sorry for this incident,” the chief posted on his personal Facebook page.

WDAM reported that Chief Flynt had submitted his resignation as police chief on Monday, Feb. 19, but it was not known if the video had anything at all to do with that action.

The mayor refused to comment on the suspension or resignation, and told WDAM that it was a personnel matter.

A city official told WDAM that the chief had been suspended and then submitted his resignation, but his resignation was not accepted.

A unanimous vote by Lumberton’s board of alderman on Feb. 22 reinstated Chief Flynt, WDAM reported. He was initially installed as chief of police by the board in September of 2017.

Only one of the city’s alderman was willing to talk to WDAM about the video of the police chief smoking weed.

Alderman Jonathan Griffith claimed he hadn’t seen the video, but questioned why it had been released.

"Everyone in life makes mistakes," Griffith told WDAM. "And, so, it is our intent to make sure we investigate this matter properly."

"I currently support the police chief, yes I do," Griffith said when WDAM asked if he supported Chief Flynt remaining in his position as the city’s chief of police despite the video.

The mayor, however, said the city will be taking action, although he wasn’t clear about what that action might be.

You can see the video of the incident below:

Comments (22)
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DamienJoldersma
DamienJoldersma

Come to Washington! We would welcome and are always in need of fine upstanding law enforcement, especially those with quality values! Weed is nothing to apologize for - locking up and abusing a whole part of your family for their own choices for generations is.

Poileas
Poileas

And scum bags like this fire officers for BS reasons.

Trump
Trump

Lol, @SandyMalone .

SheaJ
SheaJ

Disgusting! This moron deserves to have his badge stripped from him. What kind of example is he setting for his department and for law enforcement? This just SCREAMS good ole’ boy crap. The citizens of Lumberton need to clean house.

HighestCommDemonator
HighestCommDemonator

Waiting for the next video where the Chief, Mayor and city council all get high together.... They didn't seem overly concerned over the Chief's habit.

b1rd
b1rd
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Kind of creepy you are tagging a girl @Trump. Yea that cop is gone. Thank goodness! On the bright side he should fit in prison pretty good.

Trump
Trump

@b1rd is Sandy Malone a Girl or a writer of this story?

b1rd
b1rd

Well Duuu. Why don't you just post that kind of crap in the conversations section to see if any of the writers from this site want to pick it up instead of shoving it into a girl's face. Absolutely no couth. Go ahead and Google that.

b1rd
b1rd

That was much dumber than reposting a leading picture and tagging her.

Trump
Trump

@b1rd Who is this Girl you keep talking about?

lds719
lds719

My god, you are stupid! How did you ever make it out of school?

rwi2112
rwi2112

I've said for a long time that our elected officials should be drug tested. Almost everyone else I know who is not self employed has to be drug tested for their jobs.

coldheartedorb
coldheartedorb

I really think we need to drug test ANYONE that receives ANY "assistance" money from the government, like payroll checks, welfare, food stamps. WIC, Do for one...do for all.

coldheartedorb
coldheartedorb

Didn't seem to bother Marion Berry in D.C.(former mayor) He got busted smoking and selling crack on video and was then re-elected mayor! I think the voting public has shown their real colors. Public stupidity breeds stupid politicians. Highestcommdemonator, I think for the first time we actually agree on something.

SandyMalone
SandyMalone

Editor

Sandy Malone is a girl, and the writer of this story. :) And I'm not sure what I missed in this exchange, but if you ever have tips or stories to share, we're happy to look at them. sandy@bluelivesmatter.blue Thanks!

b1rd
b1rd

@coldheartedorb if Hi_estComnDenomn pants were on fire and you told him that they were on fire, he would disagree with you.

b1rd
b1rd

Well I guess she cleared up the obvious. LMAO

b1rd
b1rd

Opioids? Careful what you say and pay attention, dummy. I'm not fooled by you. Neither are a lot of other people on here.


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