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Drug crime up in D'Iberville

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - D'Iberville will soon have more officers on the street. The police department has seen an increase in street-level drugs like cocaine and marijuana since the department started up in October. But, there's one drug raising red flags within the department. 

"We've seen an increase in methanphetamine production, what's commonly referred to as the shake and bake process," Captain Keith Davis said.   

The head of the state's Bureau of Narcotics said the state has seen a 50 percent increase in meth labs versus this time last year. D'Iberville now joins the list of cities tackling the growing problem.

"We're seeing drugs in the northside, eastside, westside and the south.  It's just widespread, and we're trying to reduce it all over the city of D'Iberville," Davis said.

Police are hoping to gain some footing through the neighborhood watch programs recently launched throughout the city.  The department also plans to put more undercover officers on the streets.  But, they know they can't keep their eyes on all places all the time, so Davis is calling on the public for help.

"You can contact us by phone, by e-mail or you can drop a note in a police car. We want the information, and you can be paid for that information. We want drugs off the streets of the city of D'Iberville."

If you have any information, you can call (228) 396-4252.  

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