Hed: More than 40 arrested in Tippah County on drug charges
RIPLEY – More than 40 people were arrested Wednesday during a drug roundup in Tippah County.
The roundup started at 6 a.m. and continued throughout much of the day.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Tippah County Sheriff’s Department and Ripley Police Department picked up people who had been secretly indicted by a grand jury on a variety of drug charges, including possession and sale of marijuana and crack cocaine.
Officials said the arrests were the culmination of more than a year’s work by the law enforcement agencies.