It started in February with an undercover investigation involving the Philadelphia Police Department, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Choctaw Drug Task Force. It ended Wednesday morning with 27 arrest warrants for the sale of illegal drugs.
"Out of the 27 warrants we netted 21 arrests," says Capt. Stanley Wash with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, "Most of them were within the first two hours after the round up began."
Authorities anticipate more arrests as the round up continues. The charges range from the sale of cocaine, marijuana, meth and prescription drugs. One of the arrests was an escapee from Colorado while another was wanted on a felony DUI charge in Lauderdale County.
"We got them all over the place, most of them were at their house when the round up took place," says Neal Higgason with the Philadelphia Police Department.
It was a rude awakening for many, but a reminder to other violators that you never know who is watching and you will most likely always be caught.
"You will eventually be caught," said Capt. Wash. "It may not be today or tomorrow, but it will be sometime! We have had drug dealers go for over a year without being caught but we eventually catch them.”
This is something which they say usually happens when suspects least expect it!