Drug round-up makes dozens of arrests in Loudon County

Drug round-up makes dozens of arrests in Loudon County

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More than seven different law enforcement agencies participated in Thursday's operation. More than seven different law enforcement agencies participated in Thursday's operation.
"That's why we ask folks like you to come out and cover it," said Russell Johnson, "To let the good citizens of Loudon County know what's going on, and to be aware of, and that law enforcement and all the agencies are trying to do something about it." "That's why we ask folks like you to come out and cover it," said Russell Johnson, "To let the good citizens of Loudon County know what's going on, and to be aware of, and that law enforcement and all the agencies are trying to do something about it."
25 warrants were issued, and a few additional offenders were picked up at some of the locations. 25 warrants were issued, and a few additional offenders were picked up at some of the locations.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

LOUDON (WATE) - Law enforcement officers in Loudon County were busy Thursday morning with a huge drug round-up.

The operation was countywide with more than a dozen arrests.

The round-up started at the Loudon Police Department. Officers there were briefed, organized into different groups and sent out to execute warrants.

"We are here in Loudon County concentrating on a problem," said Ninth District Attorney General Russell Johnson. "Undercover drug buys, mainly involving prescription medication, pain pills."

Some of the warrants issued also involved crack cocaine and meth.

More than seven different law enforcement agencies participated in Thursday's operation.

25 warrants were issued and a few additional offenders were picked up at some of the locations. 20 people were taken into custody.

Johnson says they usually try to organize large operations quarterly, and he hopes people realize they are working hard to combat the drug problem in this county.

"That's why we ask folks like you to come out and cover it," said Johnson, "To let the good citizens of Loudon County know what's going on, and to be aware of, and that law enforcement and all the agencies are trying to do something about it."

Many of the people arrested Thursday were repeat offenders. They were processed at the Loudon Police Department before being taken to the county jail.

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