Drug suspects rounded up in New Albany and Union County

Reported by: Robert Byers
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Updated: 4/22/2013 10:42 am
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - The New Albany Police Department and Union County Sheriff's Department joined forces to take part in a roundup to bring in suspected drug dealers.

Authorities went after close to 30 people who were recently indicted by a Union County Grand Jury on the sale of controlled substances.

Police Chief David Grisham said, "These are all grand jury indictments for sale of controlled substance. They include marijuana, powdered cocaine, cocaine and prescription pills."

Officials say some individuals arrested face multiple counts, and a few had drugs on them at the time of their arrest.

Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, "A lot of these offenders are habitual offenders and have been indicted as such. They are repeat, repeat, repeat offenders."

Most of these arrests took place in the early morning hours at the suspects' homes.

It's that surprise that officials say catches the suspects off guard and right where authorities want them.

Edwards said, "It is a little bit of a shock to be out that early arresting people."

Grisham said, "We try to go to as many places as early as we can before they get up and get out of the house. We seem to have a little better response that way."

They say they found and arrested a majority of the wanted individuals and will continue searching for the others.

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