Hood: Fake or smuggled drugs sold in Miss. bodegas

JACKSON — Federal and state agents have arrested one person and seized unauthorized prescription drugs they say were being sold over the counter at several Hispanic-oriented grocery stores across Mississippi.

State Attorney General Jim Hood says agents executed 27 search warrants Thursday at bodegas in Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Jackson, Richland, Pearl, Canton, Hazlehurst, Oxford and Pontotoc.

Hood says authorities believe some drugs were counterfeit and some were smuggled because they were labeled as not for sale in the United States. He says they included birth control.

Authorities did not immediately name the person arrested or say where the arrest occurred. They say the sweep came after a nine-month investigation.

The Associated Press

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