$1 Million in Cocaine Seized in Oktibbeha Bust

Steve Rogers

Assistant News Director/Assignment Editor; degree in finance and administration from Yale University; 35 years experience in journalism.

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7 Responses

  1. Lisa S. says:

    No, Sir. I didn’t miss that. I also didn’t miss the only mention of one million in the article:

    “Once the suspects were in custody, agents discovered the organization had supplied cocaine with estimated street values totaling more than $1 million, Director Owens said.”

    Now while $1 million is an impressive amount of drug traffic for Oktibbeha County, this is simply the amount of business the cops estimated the group did at all.

    This means that, in order for them to have seized $1 million in drugs, the group would have never gone through with a single transaction.

    The police only seized $66k worth of drugs according to the article.

    And I made this not to complain about the police department and the use of our tax dollars but, rather, misleading journalism practices that fool people who don’t read the entire article.

  2. Earnest Young says:

    As a retired law enforcement officer it isn’t misleading. Don’t know what part of the article you read but I guess you missed the YEAR LONG investigation part. The money they seized only refers to want they got during the search warrant. I’m sure after a year of investigation that’s the cumulative amount these diapers made. If they 40 to 60 thousand in one week. Do the math for a year

  3. vman says:

    the media do it all the time, but the street value is a million….and it doesn’t matter to me if it’s a million or 66 thousand it’s alot and i’m glad it’s off the streets.

  4. Don Rainwater says:

    What about the Houston Texas distributor now ? Apparently they know who they are

  5. Me says:

    I agree it’s misleading and 1 million is actaully 100,000 whatever it takes to make them sound like they accomplished something with our tax dollars

  6. Lisa S. says:

    This title is misleading. They seized $66k worth of drugs, not $1 million. The article gives the correct information. Estimating the amount of business the organization has done is not the same as the worth of the drugs seized.

    • Brad says:

      Lisa S,
      The title is in fact not accurate. However, instead of focusing on the error by the news agency, why not give a big Hooray and thanks to the hard working men and women who spent nights and days away from their families to make this bust happen. It is a sad fact in our world today that many people would rather point out minor errors instead of celebrating huge accomplishments that benefit our good citizens. For my part, I celebrate and congratulate the men women, and agencies that came together to make our area a little bit safer.

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