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Felony charges in recent Fentanyl Strike Force operation 

Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Friday, Jan.5 announced that just prior to Christmas, the Fentanyl Strike Force completed Operation Checking the Naughty List, which resulted in 13 felony and 12 misdemeanor charges, including Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute for fentanyl, morphine, methamphetamine, oxycodone, and other controlled substances. 

“Fighting the fentanyl epidemic cannot be done without cooperation and coordination,” said Fitch. “I am grateful for the partnership of these agencies who lent their time, talents and resources to making Mississippi a safer place for everyone. The Fentanyl Strike Force that we are now assembling will create a network of trained law enforcement working together like these agencies here to get these dangerous drugs off the streets and save lives.” 

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Alcoholic Beverage Control, Walnut Grove Police Department, Leake County Sheriff’s Office, and Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office participated in this operation on December 14, 2023, in Leake and Neshoba Counties.  

Fitch announced the creation of the Fentanyl Strike Force last fall with the roll-out of her One Pill Can Kill public education and awareness campaign. The Strike Force now has nearly two dozen affiliates and is growing. 

Law enforcement agencies interested in participating should contact the Attorney General’s Office at OnePill@ago.ms.gov.   

For more information about One Pill Can Kill, visit AttorneyGeneralLynnFitch.com/OnePill

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