Roundup targets felony warrants in Perry County

Roundup targets felony warrants in Perry County

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Multiple agencies have been working to serve high-risk search warrants in Perry County as part of a county wide drug roundup.

"This is a list of people that we just need to take off the streets, and all revolve around drug cases," Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith said.

That list is more than 30 people who all have felony arrest warrants in their names.

Members of the 12th Net Narcotics, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and Perry County Sheriff's Department deputies canvassed the county serving warrant after warrant.

"Drugs are a problem everywhere, but it is something we try to stay on top of in the county," said Smith.

A few of the arrests so far are:

  • George Washington, 26, of Beaumont
  • Charles Graves, 55, of Richton
  • Aleisha Morgan, 32, of Hattiesburg
  • Leticia Hinton, 29, of Richton

They are all facing felony drug charges, and were booked in to the Perry County Jail.

"I came into this office fighting the war on drugs, and I plan to leave office doing the same thing," Smith said. "These folks need to be off the streets and behind bars to make this county a safer place."

Authorities will continue working on serving the warrants.

"If you have a warrant for your arrest and you know it, best thing you can do is come to the sheriff's department and turn yourself in," Smith said.

Multiple drugs, a large amount of cash, as well as multiple weapons have been recovered so far.