Early estimates from this weekend’s revelry show over 60,000 people were on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for spring break. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said while most people were well-behaved, there was some trouble.
Friday night, before the crowds arrived, a traffic stop netted 109 pounds of marijuana. Police said the driver was “a spring breaker.”
Sunday afternoon, an altercation at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi involved a group of spring breakers assaulting mall security and a police officer.
Throngs of people, and bumper-to-bumper traffic marked most of the celebration, but residents expressed their concerns over the lack of security as the party spread from the beach into neighborhood streets; even into the front yards of homes.
Officials are exploring ways to keep the peace and ease the traffic gridlock for next year’s Biloxi Black Beach Weekend.