JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, authorities in Mississippi announced a large-scale narcotics arrest operation took place in the City of Jackson.
A search warrant was issued for a home on Bell Street. Agents from several law enforcement agencies executed the warrant at 1:30 p.m.
Homeland Security Investigations New Orleans acting Special Agent in Charge Jack Staton the operation was ongoing. He announced nine suspects were arrested, and several narcotics were discovered at the home on Bell Street.
“The location, to my knowledge is a known location in the city and has been a problem for the city for sometime” said Stanton.
The narcotics included cocaine and other substances that have not been identified. Stanton said the substances will need to be tested.
As of now it’s unknown whether the 9 individuals arrested will face stare or federal charges. U.S Attorney Darren LaMarca says federal charges are most likely but “there are always some criteria that we have to satisfy for a case to go to federal court.”
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