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Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit

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)

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    Top drug cop sentenced

    Former narcotics head, Searn Lynch, to serve two years probation. (September 17, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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      Sentencing date scheduled for Lynch

      A former Metro Narcotics head will be sentenced on July 15 for illegally obtaining prescription medications. (June 18, 2013, Page 2)

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        Lynch pleads guilty to drug charges

        Former narcotics agent Searn Lynch pleaded guilty Monday before a federal judge to charges of obtaining prescription drugs by deception. His sentencing was deferred pending a presentencing report done by the U.S. Probation Department. (April 16, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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          Lynch to change plea

          The former head of the Lafayette County Narcotics Unit and his attorney have filed a motion to cancel the upcoming trial later this month and instead have a change of plea hearing. (April 4, 2013, Page 2)

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            Three arrested for burglary spree




            The Oxford Police Department, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Metro Narcotics Unit have arrested three men for several burglaries around the city and county. Each face 12 counts of burglary and one count of possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute. They are being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (November 30, 2012, Page 2A)

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              OPD seizes 1 lb. of pot; $33K in cash

              Oxford police officers uncovered more than a pound of marijuana and $33,398 in cash after conducting a traffic stop Monday night on Highway 6 East. Two Memphis men, Larry L. Miller and Rojard M. Lake, are in the Lafayette County Detention Center charged with possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana. (March 21, 2012, Page 2)

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                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)

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                  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)

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                    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)

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