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MPD K9 officer faces charges after drug raid

By Staff
From staff reports
May 6, 2002
A drug raid at the Clarke County home of a Meridian police officer turned up narcotics, drug paraphernalia and several handguns.
Police Chief Benny DuBose said today that criminal charges will be brought against Donald Morgan, a K9 handler.
Morgan was on duty at the time. He was transported to a local hospital.
DuBose said while drugs are used in the training of police dogs, a search of Morgan's patrol car turned up several bottles of unauthorized narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Morgan was placed on administrative leave and the East Mississippi Drug Task Force was notified.
Meridian police officers and Clarke County deputies searched Morgan's home about noon on Sunday.
After Sunday's search, Morgan was suspended without pay pending termination. He was in the custody of the Clarke County Sheriff's Department.

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