Harrison County deputies arrested Phillip Albert, 31, and Mayme Standridge, 35, for possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Officials said they conducted a search on a home where they found the heroin. They are also facing charges for possession of amphetamine. Five children were taken into protective custody from the home.
In a separate incident, the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement team arrested Corey Horne, 29, and Christina Wilkins, 31, after a controlled traffic stop. Agents say they found 15 grams of heroine packaged for distribution in the vehicle.
Heroin use has been on the rise nationwide, according to US Attorney General Eric Holder. Some experts point to the national crackdown on prescription pill abuse as a possible reason, with many prescription abusers shifting over to heroine use.
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The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
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Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
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It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
A small crowd gathered on the town green in Biloxi on Friday morning for the annual Hurricane Katrina observance. Nine years after the storm, Mayor A.J. Holloway acknowledged the tremendous losses, but also talked about the significant progress that's been made in the years since.More >>