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17 arrested in Simpson Co. drug investigation

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"Operation Bitter Pill" lasted several months. "Operation Bitter Pill" lasted several months.
SIMPSON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A multi-agency investigation into the purchase of controlled prescription drugs in Simpson County led to the arrest of 17 people.

"Operation Bitter Pill" lasted several months and involved the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, agents from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Magee and Mendenhall police departments, Covington County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals and other agencies.

More arrests are pending.

The following people were arrested:

  • Stacy Slater, Mendenhall
  • Thedro Thames, Mendenhall
  • Charles Thames, Mendenhall
  • Tiffany Lee, Mendenhall
  • Dennis Williams, Mendenhall
  • Eugie Mcormick, Mendenhall
  • James Jones, Mendenhall
  • Gary Blackwell, Mendenhall
  • Barbara Hooker, Mendenhall
  • Concona Sandifer, Mendenhall
  • Darryl McKinnis, Magee
  • April McLaurin, Magee
  • Dale Walker, Magee
  • July Hopkins, Mendenhall
  • Anthony Cowart, Collins
  • R.B. Easterling, Magee
  • Robert Tucker, Jackson

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