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Pre-dawn roundup nets 23 drug arrests

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CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Nearly two dozen people across four counties were picked up on drug charges early Friday morning.

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says an investigation launched by his office last winter led to 23 arrests in Madison, Hinds, Rankin, and Yazoo counties.

Sheriff Tucker says the charges range from possession of prescription drugs to possession of marijuana and cocaine.

He says some key players in the drug trade are now in jail.

"We were able to apprehend 23 individuals today, all adults, that have some type of link or affiliation with ongoing drug dealing throughout ... the metro area," he said.

The sheriff says the group includes some "significant targets." All are being held in the Madison County Jail.

The U. S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency, district attorney's offices, police officers and sheriff's deputies all participated in the investigation.

Here is a list of those arrested, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Department:

  • Whitney Collins, Yazoo, sale of marijuana
  • Alvin Green, Canton, sale of cocaine
  • Rodney Boyd, Canton, sale of controlled substance
  • James Parker, Canton, sale of controlled substance
  • Chris Ross, Canton, sale of marijuana
  • Ronald Renfroe, Canton, sale of controlled substance
  • George Drake, Brandon, sale of controlled substance
  • Tywayne Hamlin, Canton, sale of controlled substance & crack cocaine
  • Erma West, Canton, sale of controlled substance
  • Joshua Trey Morgan, Madison, sale of marijuana
  • Enid Robinson, Canton, sale of controlled substance
  • Fredrico Taylor, Canton, sale of crack/cocaine
  • Anthony Robbins, Canton, possession of marijuana & possession of controlled substance (ecstasy)
  • Jacquiline Rush, Canton, possession of controlled substance (ecstasy)
  • Edwin T. Williams, Canton, possession of marijuana
  • Johnny Shavers, Jackson, possession of marijuana
  • Jose Luciano, Clinton, sale of cocaine
  • Larron Harris, Canton, sale of marijuana
  • Jeremy Dawson, Madison, possession of controlled substance
  • Kendrick Murray, Canton, sale of marijuana
  • Sonja Morton, Canton, grand larceny
  • Two minors, both charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and one charged with possession of marijuana

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