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A special joint law enforcement operation conducted in Jackson over the weekend resulted in 49 arrests and the seizure of a multitude of drugs, guns and thousands of dollars.

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, with the assistance of Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Capitol Police, Jackson Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Rankin County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and others, conducted a Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) operation in Jackson.

Authorities seized over $17,500 in cash as well as 6.6 pounds of marijuana, 4.4 grams of crack cocaine, 7 doses of hydrocodone, 36 doses of oxycodone, 348 MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy) tablets and 4 pounds of MDMA powder.

The operation resulted in 68 charges and 49 arrests.

35 possession of marijuana (8 felony charges & 27 misdemeanor charges)
2 felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
5 felony possession of MDMA
1 sale of methamphetamine
3 possession of alcohol with the intent to sell without a license
2 possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
2 possession of a firearm (2 stolen)
2 possession of cocaine
1 public intoxication
1 resisting arrest
1 suspended license
1 felony eluding
1 possession of paraphernalia
1 failure to yield to blue lights
1 reckless driving
9 driving under the influence (DUI)

“This is a major loss for criminals in Jackson, but a major win for our capital city and its residents,” Gov. Tate Reeves said on social media. “We’ll continue to do everything we can to keep illegal weapons and drugs off our streets and out of our neighborhoods.”

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