March 25, 2024

48 Arrested in Recent Fentanyl Strike Force Operations Conducted By AG’s Office

Morgan Howard

Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced the completion of two operations conducted by the Attorney General’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 2 pill presses, approximately 76,000 pills, 114 pounds of powder, and 12 guns. Both the powder and pills tested positive for fentanyl.
“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,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “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.”
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, and
  • Tupelo Police Department.

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