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Authorities are continuing an investigation of a case that Tuesday netted the arrest of what the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department termed “a number of hotel room occupants” at a Hernando lodging facility. 

In a news release, the Sheriff’s Department said it responded Tuesday to reports of illegal activity at the Hernando Days Inn, located at 943 East Commerce Street, off I-55.

Agents from the department’s Special Investigations Division and detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division responded with a search warrant and found a large counterfeiting operation going on in a hotel room.

The room occupants were taken into custody, and a news release from the Sheriff’s Department stated there were some occupants that had outstanding warrants from surrounding states.

Sheriff’s Department authorities and federal agents seized the contraband and have initiated a multi-jurisdictional investigation.

The news release provided no further details about the case, stating it was still under investigation.

Bob Bakken is Managing Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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