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Lucedale, MS 39452

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Sheriff Garry Welford

Narcotics Division

2007 Ecstasy bust in
George County.
Approximately 2000
tablets. Street value of

Narcotics and the abuse of prescription drugs are the one element in today's society that not only destroy the individuals that are utilizing and/or selling the substance, but destroy entire families and communities. To combat this evil, law enforcement agencies around the country have formed special units to fight the proliferation of drugs in their cities and counties. In recent years, law enforcement has determined that drugs are not only prevalent in the inner cities, but the tentacles have reached far into rural counties in today's society. The dedicated men and women assigned to these special narcotic units face an enormous challenge, which takes a physical and mental toll on each individual officer.

 The George County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division is commanded by the Chief Deputy.  The Narcotics Division is primarily responsible for investigating all narcotics activity in the rural areas of George County. The division’s focus is to target drug suppliers and dealers and arrest them for criminal prosecution. This is accomplished by the use of informants, undercover buys with investigators and buy-bust operations. The Narcotics Division also utilizes other agencies, such as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Safe Streets Task Force and other local law enforcement agencies to infiltrate the drug community and make narcotic purchases with undercover police officers.

As part of these continuing efforts, the Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force (SEMNTF) was formed in 2017. The Task Force is comprised of the George County Sheriff's Office, the Lucedale Police Department, and the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Keith Havard, Police Chief Kellum Fairley, and Sheriff Stanley McLeod have joined forces and resources to better combat the drug epidemic in the southeast Mississippi area. Law enforcement officers from all three jurisdictions work together to decrease the flow of illegal substances in George and Greene Counties, as well as the City of Lucedale.

 All members of the George County Sheriff's Department are responsible for working drugs as part of their normal daily schedule. It may be as simple as arresting someone on a traffic stop for possession of drugs or as complex as working a large case which can take a lot of time.

With the help of citizen and informants, the Narcotics Division attempts to seek out and limit the illegal flow of narcotics in George County. The division is not restricted to the rural areas of the county. With the aid and assistance of local, county, state and federal authorities, the division will investigate all leads of narcotic activity wherever the resolution points. As information is gathered on suspected drug dealers or manufacturing operations, a file is started. Anyone with this type of information is encouraged to contact the division by phone or the use of the anonymous tip form. All information given to the Narcotics Division will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous complaints can be made.

2009 Indoor Marijuana
operation. Approx. 61
plants seized

"2010" Steriod Bust

"2008" Traffic stop on Hwy
3.5 pounds of Marijuana

2009" - 10 grams
"2010" Meth Lab's
16 Shake-N-Bake bottles.

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