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Over 250 pounds of meth seized headed for Mississippi Gulf Coast

According to the Hattiesburg Police Department (Official), a significant drug bust took place on July 7, 2024, following a meticulous operation conducted jointly by several law enforcement agencies. Investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Hattiesburg Post of Duty (HPOD), Gulfport Resident Office (GRO), alongside the Hattiesburg Police Department (HPD), Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), Hancock County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Waveland Police Department (WPD), and Bay St. Louis Police Department (BSLPD) collaborated on the operation.

The operation was the culmination of months-long surveillance and investigation into an interstate Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) with roots in Dallas and Houston, TX. It targeted the organization’s activities specifically aimed at the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

As a result of the combined efforts, three individuals were arrested. The operation also led to the seizure of approximately 121 kilograms (kg) of methamphetamine. This quantity is believed to be the largest ever methamphetamine seizure intended solely for distribution along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

This successful enforcement action underscores the effectiveness of inter-agency collaboration in combating drug trafficking across state lines. Authorities have not disclosed the identities of the arrested individuals pending further investigation and legal proceedings.

The Hattiesburg Police Department and its partner agencies continue to investigate the DTO’s operations and are committed to maintaining vigilance against drug trafficking in the region.

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