By Jennifer Lenain/Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
The Hancock County Narcotics Task Force on Wednesday conducted operation “May-Day,” making several arrests.
The Narcotics Division set out to arrest 29 drug suspects on felony warrants throughout the county, Commander Jeremy Skinner said in a statement.
By mid-morning, 22 of those wanted for narcotics violations were in custody and the attorney for an additional suspect promised to deliver her to authorities.
Of those in custody, three men are from Kiln: Byron Kinsy, 38, charged with two counts sale of a controlled substance, Richard Benton, 36, charged with embezzlement, and Naurice Summers, 46, charged with two counts sale of a controlled substance.
The Narcotics Division was assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Marshal service, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Bay St. Louis Police Department.
According to Skinner’s release, they were still searching for the remaining six suspects and their names were not released by press time Wednesday.
“This effort in combating illegal narcotics will continue and drug traffickers will be pursued vigorously,” Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said in a statement.
The Hancock County Narcotics Task Force consists of Hancock County Narcotic Agents and Bay St. Louis Narcotic Agents.