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24-hour drug roundup nets 13 arrests in Hancock County


BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — Authorities say a 24-hour drug roundup netted 13 arrests in an operation that targeted the sale and distribution of heroin and crystal meth and allegations of doctor shopping.

Jeremy Skinner, commander of the Hancock County sheriff's narcotics division, tells The Sun Herald ( ) some arrests disrupted plans to deliver or take illegal drugs into the county jail.

The Waveland Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office assisted in making the arrests. Those arrested were booked Wednesday at the Hancock County jail.

Arrested were:

Sale of a controlled substance: Wilbert Ricks, 34, Waveland, five counts; Genevieve Dennis, 69, Waveland, two counts; Patricia Flake, 35, Waveland, one count; James Doyle Jr., 21, Bayside, one count; Joshua Dear, 30, Bayside, two counts; Kevin Bush, 48, Bay St. Louis, two counts; Cody Moran, 23, Lakeshore, one count; and Stephanie Sharp, 22, Vancleave, one count.

Possession with intent to distribute: Kisha Barousee, 44, Bay St. Louis.

Conspiracy to transfer a controlled substance: Kipp Daniels, 27, Bay St. Louis, two counts; Brandy Gordon, 30, Bay St. Louis, two counts.

Acquisition by fraud: Christopher Smith, 48, Kiln, three counts; and Jay Kelley, 43, Waveland, one count.

It was unclear whether those arrested have attorneys.

Information from: The Sun Herald,

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