Drug roundup nets 14 arrests
A roundup of suspected drug traffickers yielded 14 arrests following secret indictments by a Harrison County grand jury. Most of the suspects were gathered in an ongoing operation by a three-county task force comprised of law enforcement on Oct. 7.
Sheriff Joe Myers said an eight-month undercover investigation culminated in the indictments and subsequent bust, adding that cocaine, bath salts, prescription pills, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia were confiscated in the raids. Evidence was sealed and sent to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation to calculate the weight.
All of the arrests occurred by 9 p.m. that Friday. Officials claimed it was the largest raid in two years, while the investigation is still underway. Myers said more charges could arise.
The suspects were lodged in Carroll and Jefferson County Jails until they were arraigned on Tuesday in county Common Pleas Court.
Details of the suspects arrests and arraignments are featured in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.
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