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Rave Is Raided

Two teen-agers face charges following a weekend raid on a rave party where numerous drugs were found, authorities said. More than 100 young people were rounded up during Saturday's raid at a camp in northeast Jackson County, said Sgt. Ken Broadus of the sheriff's department. Authorities arrested Shelton Pope and Jonathan Hill, two 19-year-olds suspected of organizing the event, on misdemeanor charges.

Broadus said he found 21 bags of marijuana in assorted sizes that were dropped on the ground when police arrived Saturday, 76 tablets of the drug ecstasy, three kegs of beer, a pack of crack cocaine and unknown pills. Officers also discovered rave party paraphernalia, including inhalers, balloons for nitrous oxide inhaling, pot pipes and pacifiers to keep the kids from grinding their teeth. Broadus said most of the partygoers were under the age of 21. He spent Monday calling parents in Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Gulfport. ``I called several parents who said they thought their child was spending the night with a friend,'' Broadus said Monday. ``It turned out that those friends were at the party, too.''

Pope was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and contributing to the delinquency of minors and released from jail on a $2,000 bond. Hill was charged with disorderly conduct and got out of jail on a $1,000 bond. Broadus said the event had been advertised through the schools. He found a flier that gave detailed directions and used symbols to advertise the drugs.

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