Narcotics officers win top honors

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Five narcotics officers statewide win top honors for combating narcotics. Two of those are from Jackson County.

Jimmy Jones and Craig Holcombe received an award of excellence for their efforts in fighting drugs in Jackson County.

The pair received their award last week from the Alabama Narcotics Officer's Association at their spring convention.

Last year the pair arrested someone for drugs nearly everyday.

In 2012, 345 people were arrested resulting in more than 700 charges.

"These guys are just hard workers. They put in a lot of hours and a lot of it is for free because we don't pay them much overtime so if they get working on a case they stay at it until they put somebody in jail," said Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen.

The three other narcotics officers receiving the award were from Tuscaloosa County.