LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Officers of the Laurel Police Department Narcotics, patrol and CID executed a search warrant early Thursday morning at two homes on Hill Drive and 12th Avenue in Laurel.
Officers also executed a search warrant at One Stop, First Avenue Curb and Al's Quick Stop.
The warrants are the result of a year-long investigation that netted four arrests, counterfeit property, money and drugs.
Those arrested in the operation include the following:
- Saleh Hassan Alsoufi, 35, charged with possession of cathinone, while in possession of a firearm and possessions of counterfeit goods.
- Nasir Hassan, 29, charged with possession of cathinone and possession of counterfeit goods.
- Abdul Saeed, 38, charged with possession of cathinone.
- Mohammed Alhinini was charged with a misdemeanor.
Cathinone is an active ingredient of a drug called Khat.
Khat's other active ingredient is cathine and both ingredients are listed as controlled substances in the U.S.
Officer Layne Bounds is the lead investigator in the case.
Any persons with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call the Laurel Police Department at 601-425-4711.