December 30, 2022

Copiah County sting nets guns, drugs, stolen property

Therese Apel

This contraband was taken during a sting in Copiah County at the end of 2022.

Narcotics agents and uniformed deputies from the Copiah County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant Thursday at 1047 Bob Road near Hazlehurst following a year-long investigation.

Several persons were arrested at the scene and a large amount of narcotics and weapons were seized. The following list contains the items collected at the residence.

  • 7 pounds of high grade marijuana
  • Over one thousand doses of pills believed to be Ecstasy and also Xanax
  • 3 rifles
  • 9 handguns
  • digital scales
  • U.S. currency
  • A flat screen television and a chainsaw

Three of the guns were reported as stolen.

The individuals who were arrested are facing drug and firearms charges, but they have not yet been identified.

This is an ongoing investigation and more arrests will be made in the near future.

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