Chief: Too soon to talk about reuniting drug task forces

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County will continue to have two drug task force operations at least for the immediate future.

Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis told WLOX News it's "too soon to talk about that" when asked if county drug enforcement efforts might be united now that Mike Byrd is no longer sheriff.

Byrd pleaded guilty Thursday to witness intimidation related to the investigation of a shooting at Jackson County Drug Task Force office that happened in 2012. That incident led three police chiefs in Jackson County to withdraw from the countywide task force and form the Metro Enforcement Team.

Davis told WLOX News after Chief Deputy Ken Broadus was named acting sheriff Thursday he approached the city police chiefs to talk about the drug task force.  Davis said "until an interim sheriff is in place, I'm not ready to discuss anything at this point."

Jackson County supervisors meet Monday to begin the process of finding an interim sheriff.

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