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Local agencies unite to form drug task force

The George County Sheriff's Department will be working hand in hand with police departments in both counties. (Photo source: WLOX) The George County Sheriff's Department will be working hand in hand with police departments in both counties. (Photo source: WLOX)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The battle against drugs is often a life and death fight.

Law enforcement agencies in George and Greene counties are uniting to get drugs out of their communities. 

"Right now we're having a big surge and problem with ice, which is a methamphetamine in this area. Prescription drugs are also a problem," said George County Sheriff, Keith Havard. 

The George County Sheriff's Department will be working hand in hand with police departments in both counties.      

"Subjects, they travel back-and-forth between the counties and do their dirt. I think it's an awesome thing as far as a way to come in to unity and work together," said Lucedale Police Chief Kellum Fairley. 

One of the major benefits of joining forces would be sharing resources like K9 Narcotics Officer Magic. Chief Fairley believes it'll be beneficial to have everyone working toward one common goal. 

"Of course we're all limited with resources and being able to pull together and put our resources together," said Chief Fairley. "Hopefully we'll be able to accomplish the goals that we set out to do." 

The Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force will also work in conjunction with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, The DEA and the FBI safe streets task force. 

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