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Drug Roundup Under Way in Union County

UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Investigators from three agencies have rounded up 20 of some 30 suspects wanted as the result of a 10-month undercover drug operation targeting mainly cocaine dealers.

At least one of those suspects arrested during “Operation Deja Vu,” which kicked off at 5 a.m., is one man who faces up to life without parole because of previous convictions. Nine others could get as much as life because of prior felony records.

The 28 cases range from one count to six. Most are for sale of crack or powder cocaine.

Union County Sheriff’s deputies, New Albany Police and the Mississippi Department of Corrections carried out today’s mass arrests.