More are arrested in Pearl River County drug raid

By Karrie Leggett

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -  Authorities in Pearl River County are still searching and arresting alleged drug violators.

Pearl River County Chief Investigator ,Donnie Saucier says five more people were arrested this afternoon, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 76. The 71 arrested Tuesday made their initial appearance in court last night. In all the sheriff's office had 140 warrants.

The raid was a team effort,  including Pearl River County, Picayune and Poplarville law enforcement. They also received help from the Mississippi National Guard, MBN, U.S. Marshals and other agencies.

Investigators tell us, the under cover operation was a year long effort against the drug trade problem in the area.