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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

On Friday, January 12, 2018, Agents with the Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Tad McKee Young (42) of Stone County, for possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids (Spice) with intent to distribute, and possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute after the George County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the Central Community. Young was transported to the George County Regional Correctional facility pending his initial appearance in George County Justice Court.

Sheriff Havard stated the Synthetic Cannabinoid (Spice) had a street value of approximately $2,000.00 and this case makes a significant impact because it is normally marketed to young adults and middle school age children.

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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