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48 people locked up following 2 drug bust operations in Mississippi

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A pair of operations conducted across the state resulted in nearly 50 people being locked up for selling and possessing controlled substances.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced the completion of two operations conducted by her office’s Fentanyl Strike Force in January and February, which resulted in 48 arrests related to the sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

During one of the operations, officers seized two pill presses, approximately 76,000 pills, 114 pounds of powder, and 12 guns. Both the powder and pills tested positive for fentanyl. More information has not been given about the other operation.

“We are committed to building a network of law enforcement across the state with the tools and knowledge to identify and handle fentanyl and remove drug-pushing criminals from our communities,” Fitch said. “I am grateful to these brave officers for their work to get these dangerous drugs off the streets and save lives. Together with the everyday Mississippians that we are empowering with our One Pill Can Kill initiative, we will defeat this devastating epidemic.”

The names of those arrested in the operations have not yet been released.

Law enforcement agencies that participate in these two Fentanyl Strike Force operations include:
  • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
  • Mississippi Department of Corrections
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • U.S. Postal Inspector
  • Madison Police Department
  • Meridian Police Department
  • Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit
  • Mississippi Department of Corrections
  • Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oxford Police Department
  • University of Mississippi Police Department
  • Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Office
  • Panola County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tupelo Police Department
The attorney general announced the creation of the Fentanyl Strike Force last fall with the roll-out of her One Pill Can Kill public education and awareness campaign. To date, the Attorney General’s Office has trained 121 law enforcement officers throughout five training sessions. Another free training will be held on Friday, April 5, in Oxford, in conjunction with the Mississippi Opioid Summit. Interested officers can register here.

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