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UPDATE: 65 now arrested in undercover narcotics operation in Patrick County

Updated: Jun 20, 2019


PHOTO: WNDU

PATRICK COUNTY – As of 4 PM Wednesday, 65 of the 191 people have been arrested in the two-year undercover drug investigation. 


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PATRICK COUNTY – A Patrick County special grand jury returned more than 650 indictments on 191 individuals.


The indictments were the result of a nearly two year, large scale undercover narcotics operation led by the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office.


Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said that this is the largest narcotics operation ever conducted in the county.


"I hope it is understood that we will not tolerate this poison in our county," the sheriff added.


Approximately 35 law enforcement officers from multiple agencies assembled Tuesday morning and began to conduct arrests.


At 6 PM Tuesday, approximately 40 of the 191 were arrested.


According to Smith, most of the charges are for distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, along with several firearms charges relating to the distribution.


Approximately 100 of those indicted are Patrick County residents.


The remaining are from Henry County, Carroll County and bordering North Carolina counties.


The sheriff stated that the indictments are sealed and will remain that way until September.

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