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Narcotics Task Force Arrest



SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, the Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force (SEMNTF) responded to a tip from the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers regarding a complaint about suspected narcotics activity at 71 Cristwell Street in Lucedale, MS. Further investigation led to the arrest of Roy Otis Griffin, Jr. (40), of Lucedale, MS, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (methamphetamine). Agents seized approximately 18.0 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of around $1,500.00. Mr. Griffin is currently being held at the George County Regional Correctional Facility, with a $15,000.00 commercial bond set by George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock, and also a hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a probation violation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

 The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website



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