Area law enforcement makes 11 drug arrests

From press and staff reports

Eleven drug suspects were arrested September 20 by local and state law enforcement agents.

A mulit-agency drug round-up resulted in eleven arrests Thursday, September 20. The Louisville Police Department, Winston County Sheriff’s office, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Attorney General’s office, and Mississippi Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages working in conjunction arrested eleven suspects. This is a culmination of a nine month investigation involving the different agencies.

Louisville Police Chief L.M. Claiborne and Sheriff Jason Pugh wish to thank all the officers and agencies involved. “We wish the citizens of Louisville and Winston County to know this is an ongoing battle that we are fighting to rid our city and county of drugs,” stated the LPD and Sheriff’s press release.

The eleven suspects were transported to the Winston County Correctional Facility for booking with charges in connection with sales of assorted street drugs and pharmaceuticals.

The LDP and Sheriff’s office encouraged citizens to help fight the dangers of drugs in the community.

“We wish the citizens to know this is not a battle we can win alone. We need the cooperation of everyone to continue the fight,” stated the LPD and Sheriff’s press release.

Citizens with information or concerns about drug activity should contact the Sheriff’s Department of the Louisville Police Department.

See the Jail Docket on page 18 for list of those arrested.