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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Keith Davis

‘Fake’ LSD finding its way into Oxford

The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit presented its fiscal year 2014-2015 $425K budget to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night at City Hall. The unit concentrates on drug arrests in the LOU community and Special Agent in Charge Keith Davis reported synthetic LSD and heroin are on the rise in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 1,3)

Lafayette County Metro Narcotics investigation nets 31 felony arrests

The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics, along with other local law enforcement agencies, conducted a drug sting and served more than 30 warrants Tuesday. (July 8, 2014, Page 2A)

Metro Narcotics seizes coke, pot in recent bust

The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested two men Thursday after discovering 74 grams of cocaine and 11 grams of marijuana in their Thacker Road home. (September 20, 2013, Page 5A)

Federal budget cuts pass down to local narcotics unit

Univeristy, city and county to give Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit $300,000 to help offset federal budget cuts. (September 11, 2013, Page 2)

City, UM increase funding to Metro Narcotic Unit

Anticipating that it will get fewer federal funds this year, the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit asked city, county and university leaders to up their contributions by $25,000 each to help the unit meet it budget. (September 21, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Doctor arrested for practicing without a license

Mukund K. Patel, 50, a general practitioner, was charged on Dec. 21 by the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit with eight counts of practicing without a license, however Agent in Charge Keith Davis said the investigation is still ongoing. (January 5, 2012, Page 2)

Cops: Drop off drugs with us

The University of Mississippi will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend. Students and all area residents are asked to bring unused, left-over and expired prescription drugs to the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so they can be disposed of safely. Drugs should not be flushed down a toilet or tossed into the household garbage. (October 28, 2011, Page 1A)

Metro Narcotics busts 25 on drug charges

The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit, along with other area law enforcement agencies arrested 22 Oxford residents on various drug sale charges, with crack sales heading up the list. The arrests were part of an undercover operation called, “Operation Knight Rider.”  Another three were arrested this weekend in an unrelated investigation. (October 19, 2011, Page 2)

Drug dealers face longer sentences

Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

Meth law cuts case load

A year-old law requiring cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine to be dispensed only by a doctor’s prescription is helping law enforcement battle methamphetamine. (July 11, 2011, Page 1)

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