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News Mississippi Exclusive: MBN rounds up over 40 arrests

46 people have been arrested on various charges of opioid possession and sales, according to Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy.

The director said there are still 19 outstanding warrants.

The roundup is taking place in Lawrence, Lincoln, Copiah, Walthall, Pike and Jefferson Davis counties.

“This is a culmination of an 18-month investigation,” said Director Dowdy. “And these are charges of possession and selling of opioids and other drugs on the street, including meth and marijuana.”

Dowdy said that while this is a large roundup, it isn’t the first one of its kind.

“So far, it’s been a huge success,” said Dowdy. “And we’ve done investigations of this magnitude before. But we’re getting this off the street–people are peddling poison.”

Dowdy said a substantial amount of drugs has been taken off the street, but an exact amount is yet to be determined.

This is an ongoing investigation and story. News Mississippi will continue to update this as the investigation continues.

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