Three men have been charged with the burglary of a pharmacy in Ackerman. Their bonds were set at $1 million each.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents say they seized nearly 6,500 dosage units of narcotics, six marijuana plants, 30 grams of processed marijuana and a Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) laced popsicle.
The suspects were identified as 31-year-old Marcus Taylor, 31-year-old Maurice Taylor and 22-year-old Leabrian Myers.
The Taylors, who are twins, were arrested at 1412 Dorgan Street in Jackson and Myers was arrested during a traffic stop on Gluckstadt Road in Madison County.
“The number one drug abuse problem in Mississippi is no longer marijuana or cocaine,” MBN Director Marshall Fisher said. “The biggest threat is pharmaceutical drug abuse and as a direct result organized groups are focusing on pharmacy burglaries, which have become a major problem not only in Mississippi but in many other states, as well.”
All three are being held in the Choctaw County (Miss.) Detention Center. They have been charged with one count each of burglary of a commercial building.
The arrests were the culmination of a six-month investigation of a series of pharmacy burglaries.
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