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Poplarville Police, PRCC Arrest 10 In Drug Round Up

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10 Arrested In Poplarville Drug Round Up 10 Arrested In Poplarville Drug Round Up

POPLARVILLE, Miss. - Poplarville Police Chief Charlie Fazende wants to send a message to drug dealers in the area.

"We are coming after them," he said.

That's why Poplarville Police along with the Pearl River Community College Campus Police, and Picayune officers came together for the drug round up called "Operation Wake Up Call" on Wednesday. Ten People were arrested.

"It was a wake up call for a lot of the drug dealers out there," he said.

Chief Fazende said the investigation started back in June. The 10 people arrested are all charged with sale of a controlled substance, some within 15 hundred feet of a school.

"Four of the arrestees were arrested on campus,"

Police say Jason Lee Woodfill and Jalen Devon Raine are students at  PRCC. Ricky Thomas was a school employee and Quinton Colson was a head resident at one of the dorms.

Police said they divided up into two teams to make the arrests on campus.

"Their objective is the same as ours and that is to make that campus as safe and as drug free as possible," he said.

School officials issued this statement:

"Pearl River Community College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is conducive to student learning. This type of activity will not be tolerated on our campus. We are proud of the cooperative effort of our local law enforcement and the PRCC Campus Police Departments to remove this type of behavior from our institution.

The employees and students have been suspended pending further investigation."

Others that were arrested and charged were Lemuel Bowden, Dustin Hinton, Shane Pigrenet, Randerius Everette, Martin Mixon Jr., and Christopher Kelly.

The Police Chief said this was the first drug round up they've done all year but they plan to do more in the future.

"We are gonna continue to fight it just as hard as we can," he said.

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