MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The 19 people who were charged after a drug sweep in Marion County have been identified.
The following individuals were charged during the raid:
"We did a couple of search warrants looking for illegal narcotics, at least two locations in the county that we had warrants for today, places that have been problems," Marion County Sheriff's Department Maj. Brad McDermit said. "These locations are where a lot of narcotics activity is going on, occupied by known felons, known drug dealer."
One of the locations was a convenience store on Highway 35 South where deputies apprehended two people, recovered several thousand in cash, marijuana, prescription medications and drug paraphernalia.
"We've had a lot of reports of drug sales, selling prescription medication, marijuana, methamphetamine, things like that out of the store," McDermit said.
McDermit said their main goal is to chip away at the war on drugs, making the county a safer place.