Suspects arrested in pharmacy burglary ring

By Press Reports

 

Three men are being held on $1 million bond each in connection with the burglary of an Ackerman pharmacy and nearly 6,500 doses of narcotics.

The individuals have been identified as 31-year-old Marcus Taylor, 31-year-old Maurice Taylor and 22-year-old Leabrian Myers.

The Taylors, who are twins, were arrested at 1412 Dorgan Street in Jackson and Myers was arrested during a traffic stop on Gluckstadt Road in Madison County. All three were arrested December 7, Myers shortly after 11 a.m. and the Taylors at about 12:30 p.m.

“The pharmacy burglary in Ackerman, in Choctaw County, occurred about 5:20 Saturday morning,” explains the Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

Marshall Fisher says they believe the three men arrested are responsible for at least eight pharmacy burglaries this year.

In total, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents seized nearly 6,500 dosage units of narcotics, six marijuana plants, 30 grams of processed marijuana and a Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) laced popsicle.

“The number one drug abuse problem in Mississippi is no longer marijuana or cocaine,” MBN Director Marshall Fisher said.

“The biggest threat is pharmaceutical drug abuse and as a direct result organized groups are focusing on pharmacy burglaries, which have become a major problem not only in Mississippi but in many other states, as well.”

All three are being held in the Choctaw County Jail. They have been charged with one count each of burglary of a commercial building.

The arrests were the culmination of a six-month of a series pharmacy burglaries investigation called “The Trash Bag Gang.”

Additional charges are pending a review by a Choctaw County Grand Jury.

Information was used from a news release by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and a news report by WJTV.com.