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Miss. News Briefs: New Top Drug Cop, Claiborne County Fugitive Caught

JACKSON, Miss.–If you know somebody with a drug problem, then you know just what it does to a person and what it can do to a family. That means you also know just how important it is to keep people away from drugs. Here are some news briefs to start September off right:

Keeping your kids safe from drugs, and maybe people your own age, too. A new director for the Miss. Bureau of Narcotics. It’s Sam Owen, who’s been there since 1978, going up through the ranks. He’s been serving as interim director since February, when Marshall Fisher left to take a job with the feds.

Captured in Jefferson County, Dennis McCay. He was wanted for killing Melvina Hendrick and Kuwanna Williams and dumping their bodies in creeks in Claiborne County last week.

Marion County. It was a search for Jerry Page in a murder investigation that took Sheriff Berkely Hall and his deputies into the woods Monday afternoon. They finally got him, so you don’t have to worry. They’re talking to him about a possible murder.

Scabies. Even the name of it sounds gross. Canton schools expected to give an update today on the three schools where kids got it. The district spent the weekend disinfecting the schools. anywhere from five to ten kids got the rash, which is caused by mites under the skin.

The butt injection trial is over and today Tracy Lynn Garner will find out if she will be sitting in a Mississippi for life. Garner could get that many years for the injections that killed Karima Gordon of Atlanta, who just wanted a booty enhancement. And Garner still has to go to Selma, Aloabama to have a trial there for injections that killed somebody.

Keeping your kids safe: This is the story of Richard Marsee, the guy who had a daycare at his house in Southaven and why police say your kids are safer today. They arrested Marsee last week on a fondling charge. Monday a new charge of sexual battery, same victim. He’s still in jail. No evidence any of the daycare kids were hurt.

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