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He had $2K worth of spice that’s marketed to middle schoolers, George County sheriff says

Tad McKee Young
Tad McKee Young George County Sheriff’s Office

A Stone County man was arrested in George County after sheriff’s deputies found him with spice and cocaine during a traffic stop, George County Sheriff Keith Havard said.

Tad McKee Young, 42, was pulled over in the George County community called Central on Friday.

Agents with the South Mississippi Narcotics Task Force and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Young after they found him in possession of cocaine and Synthetic Cannabinoid (spice), Havard said.

Havard said the spice has a street value of $2,000 and is normally marketed to young adults and children in middle school.

Young was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of spice with intent to distribute.

Young is held at the George County jail until his initial court appearance.

The South Mississippi Narcotics Task Force consists of agents from the George County Sheriff’s Office, Lucedale Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s office.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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