Thanks for cleaning up our streets

Published 7:00 am Saturday, March 26, 2016

This month the Picayune Police Department ended Operation Who’s Next?
During the yearlong endeavor, investigators targeted lower to upper level drug dealers and made numerous arrests after comprehensive investigations.
Altogether, the department pressed more than 50 charges including sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school or church, possession of controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
Many drugs were seized including marijuana, heroin, oxycodone, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, hydrocodone, Dexedrine and Xanax. Eleven vehicles were also seized.
We would like to thank investigators with the Picayune Police Department for cleaning up our streets.
Thanks to their efforts, many drug dealers and their harmful substances are off the streets and away from our children or the parents who use drugs.
While drugs will almost always be an on-going problem for society, it’s good to know what we have a police force who will not stop investigating and working to put an end to the drug problem in Picayune.
Also, many of us either know or are related to someone who suffers from addiction.
It’s important to get them help.
Cutting off their access to drugs is a great start, but there will be many more emotional bridges to cross.
Those who suffer from addiction should join a support group and find out their best options for getting and staying sober.
We hope that because of the police department’s operation, there will now be less of a chance for drug overdoses, child or domestic abuse and fewer deaths related to drug usage.
Picayune is blessed to have a dedicated, reliable and caring police force and we should give thanks for them daily.

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