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Police Raid Two Adult Stores in Mississippi

Businesses have been targeted before

Police Raid Two Adult Stores in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson vice and narcotics officers raided two adult bookstores Monday afternoon, arresting two clerks and a store owner for "possession of sex toys with intent to distribute."

An undercover policeman had purchased sex toys at Secrets Adult Book and Video Store (775 E. McDowell Road) and Adult Video and Book (501 E. McDowell Road) earlier in the day. State law prohibits the sale of items "designed to stimulate human genitalia," according to Sgt. William Gladney.

This isn't the first time local police have targeted the two stores, according to local station WLBT-3. In 2005, Mayor Frank Melton shut down Adult Video and Books and arrested its owner on suspicion of "inappropriate activity" on the premises. Secrets was shut down in March 2006 for opening without a proper license.

"More arrests are pending because we've got an ongoing investigation," Gladney said.

Both businesses are now closed until further notice.
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