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Long lines after Hinds Co. car tag crackdown

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Dozens of people stood in line Friday afternoon at the Hinds County Tax Collector's Office to buy a car tag.

Many people were there for renewals, but Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham says the particularly long lines were the result of a car tag crackdown across the county.

"We had one individual that had not had a tag since 2005, he wound up having to pay $6,000 for a tag. Another individual did not have a tag or has not had a tag since 2004. He wound up paying $3,000," said Graham

Graham said supervisors asked cities in Hinds County to make sure residents have a Hinds County tag and that it is up to date. Law enforcement even had checkpoints.

Throughout Friday there were 150 to 200 people in line at any given time.

Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie J. Fair says car tags make a big impact on the county's bottom line.

"We're talking anywhere from $2-5 million per year. So, we're not talking about a small issue. We're talking about something big," explained Fair.

Graham says the crackdown was in response to complaints from citizens about their neighbors not having the proper license plates.

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