16 jailed in multi-agency drug roundup

16 jailed in multi-agency drug roundup
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police, members of 12th Net Narcotics, along with state and federal agencies executed multiple search warrants and have 16 people in custody.

According to Metro Narcotics Agents, the investigation has been lengthy, and it involves multiple locations in and around Hattiesburg.

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Drug Enforcement Administration, ATF, U.S. Marshals, Mississippi Department of Corrections and Forrest and Lamar County Sheriff's Departments served 25 warrants and arrested 16 people for assorted drug charges.

During the roundup, officers seized five weapons, a vehicle, counterfeit money, counterfeit making machines,  cocaine, marijuana, assorted prescription medication and methamphetamine.

The roundup is still ongoing and other arrests are pending.

Names and the charges have not been released.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it as new information becomes available.