Joint investigation brings down massive OS spice operation - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Joint investigation brings down massive OS spice operation

Anthony S. McFall (Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) Anthony S. McFall (Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics)
(Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) (Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics)
(Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) (Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics)
(Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) (Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

Narcotics investigators raided an Ocean Springs spice operation Thursday that authorities say could be worth up to $3 million.

The weeklong, joint investigation was conducted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team and Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

MBN officials said agents needed protective clothing and assisted-breathing devices when they raided the residence at 3200 North 10th Street.

Investigators say a search of the home uncovered about 18 pounds of synthetic cannabinoid powder. MBN officials say that is enough powder to make more than 700 pounds of spice with a street value of up to $3 million.

MBN Director Sam Owens said agents also found 37 pounds of smokeable spice with an estimated street value of $84,000.

That's not all investigators found at the home. Owens said agents also found 20,000 decorative synthetic marijuana packets, a heat sealer, digital scales, glass dishes and measuring cups, a pump sprayer, $4,900 in cash, about 50 grams of marijuana and a handgun.

Owens said officials with the state Department of Human Services removed a 9-month-old and a 9-day-old from the home. Their 25-year-old mother was detained. She could be facing felony charges.

Owens said the childrens' father, 34-year-old Anthony S. McFall, was initially detained on an outstanding warrant out of Louisiana for narcotics manufacture and distribution. McFall now faces additional charges including possession of more than one kilogram of spice with the intent to distribute, manufacture of spice, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and felony child endangerment.

McFall is being held at the Jackson County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Copyright 2015 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • 'Santa Wears a Badge' program hoping for more donations

    'Santa Wears a Badge' program hoping for more donations

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:26 PM EST2017-12-12 04:26:25 GMT
    The Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. will be accepting toys all the way up until the distribution date on December 19 and 20. They're also still accepting applications for kids to be on the receiving end. (Photo Source: WLOX)The Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. will be accepting toys all the way up until the distribution date on December 19 and 20. They're also still accepting applications for kids to be on the receiving end. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is joining efforts with the community to make sure children in need can have a good Christmas. 

    More >>

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is joining efforts with the community to make sure children in need can have a good Christmas. 

    More >>
  • How the POTUS announcement about space exploration may benefit Infinity, Stennis

    How the POTUS announcement about space exploration may benefit Infinity, Stennis

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:13 PM EST2017-12-12 04:13:39 GMT
    Officials with the Infinity Science Center ?believe NASA's new task of sending astronauts back to the moon will fuel a renewed interest in rocket science. (Image Source: WLOX News)Officials with the Infinity Science Center ?believe NASA's new task of sending astronauts back to the moon will fuel a renewed interest in rocket science. (Image Source: WLOX News)

    Officials with the Infinity Science Center ?believe NASA's new task of sending astronauts back to the moon will fuel a renewed interest in rocket science.

    More >>

    Officials with the Infinity Science Center ?believe NASA's new task of sending astronauts back to the moon will fuel a renewed interest in rocket science.

    More >>
  • Coast schools honored by state education leader

    Coast schools honored by state education leader

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-12-12 03:16:36 GMT
    The plaque received by the district has empty slots on it. The expectation is to remain an A rated district in the future as well. (Photo source: OSSD/Twitter)The plaque received by the district has empty slots on it. The expectation is to remain an A rated district in the future as well. (Photo source: OSSD/Twitter)

    The Mississippi Department of Education is on a statewide Celebration of Excellence Tour. It's designed to recognize and congratulate the Mississippi's highest ranking school districts.

    More >>

    The Mississippi Department of Education is on a statewide Celebration of Excellence Tour. It's designed to recognize and congratulate the Mississippi's highest ranking school districts.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly