Clean Sweep rounds it out

Published 7:25 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More suspects have been picked up as a result of undercover operations and an ongoing operation named Clean Sweep.

The Picayune Police Department Criminal Investigation Division arrested three suspects as part of a separate operation from Operation Clean Sweep. All suspects were arrested for the sale of crack cocaine, some with in 1,500 feet of a school or church.

The three suspects picked up in the separate undercover operation were Harry Thomas, 46, of 402 N. Monroe Ave.; Marcus Staten, 26, of 228 S. Abrams Ave. and Aldrena Huderson, 38, of 901 Weems St. Thomas was picked up on March 27, Staten was picked up the next day and Huderson was picked up on April 3, according to a press release from the Picayune Police Department. The release states the suspects are charged with selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer.

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Four other suspects were picked up in an effort to round up the remaining suspects in Operation Clean Sweep.

“That’s what I call the completion of Operation Clean Sweep,” said Police Chief Jim Luke. “This is a continuation of an effort to disrupt, dismantle and destroy the supply of drugs to our community. We are absolutely committed to making our community drug free for the benefit of our children and grandchildren.”

Those suspects were Stanley Aultmon, 25, of 801 Lakewood Ave.; Henry Dukes, 51, of Allison RV Park; Vince Stewart, 42, of 701 S. Curran Ave. and Akinsole Berry, 27, of 402 S. Blanks Ave. All were charged with sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a church or school except for Berry who was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school or church, according to the release.