Two agencies withdraw from Metro Narcotics Task Force

PERRY COUNTY, Miss. - Perry County Sheriff's Department and Petal Police Department withdrew from the Metro Narcotics Task Force this week.

The narcotics team was originally made up with officers and deputies from Forrest County, Perry County, Hattiesburg and Petal Police Department.

It was under the direction of Sheriff Bill McGee from Forrest County and its mission is to fight the war on drugs in the Pine Belt.

Perry county Sheriff Mitch Nobles said his department is pulling out of the force because the budgeting method used to make the force no longer fit his department's needs.

“The main reason we pulled out of the Metro organization was because to bring it back to our county, so now the seizures that we will have a part of, we will have a bigger portion of seizures because with the inter-local agreement" said Sheriff Nobles.

He added,"The seizures was portioned out, and spread out between all the department that was involved with that organization.”

Sheriff Nobles said it was a cordial withdraw from the force, and his department will continue to help surrounding agencies fight the war on drugs any way they can.

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