In preparation for if the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors opts in to the state’s medical marijuana production and distribution program, Sheriff David Allison presented the Board with some requests.
First he asked for an extra $834,125 in funding to hire additional deputies and investigators and purchase the gear they will need. He said he would like to hire two more narcotics investigators, two more investigators in the criminal investigation division and four more deputies to patrol the streets.
He said that amount will only be for the first year, subsequent years that additional funding will total $714,125. The additional $120,000 for the first year will be needed to purchase the additional vehicles and equipment to outfit each new investigator or deputy.
Rob Williams with the Sheriff’s Department then went on to present a list of suggested policies for any ordinance the Board may pass if it decides to opt in to the program.
Some of the suggestions focused on the time of day a grow facility and dispensary can operate and when processed marijuana will be transported to a dispensary. For instance, Williams suggested the Board restrict the times processed marijuana can be transported