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Marion County drug suspects make first court appearances

Two alleged drug suspects make their way to Justice Court in Marion County Friday. Two alleged drug suspects make their way to Justice Court in Marion County Friday.
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) -

Nearly a dozen alleged drug dealers were in court in Marion County Friday. It was their first time to appear before a judge since they were arrested during a major drug round-up recently.

More than two dozen people have been taken into custody by authorities in the last 10 days, in what Sheriff Berkley Hall says is the largest series of drug arrests since he's been in office.

Nine suspects, including five men and four women, made their initial appearances in Justice Court on a variety of drug charges.

"A lot of these were first-time people that we had picked up (and) some of them were grand jury indictments from previous charges and it was a significant lick to the drug-dealing that's been going on in our county," said Sheriff Hall. "It seems that a lot more people are getting into this and then, you've got a lot of people that just don't want to work and want to make a living off of selling drugs, so look out," he said.

Hall said other arrests are pending.

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