Campbell County Sheriff operation rounds up drug dealers and pro

Campbell County Sheriff operation rounds up drug dealers and probation violators

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LAFOLLETTE (WATE) - The Campbell County Sheriff Department announced Monday morning that law enforcement is arresting and actively seeking nearly 40 of the county's worst drug dealers and probation violators.

The CCSD is reporting that evidence has been gathered for nearly a year in the investigation named "Operation Crushing Nuisance". The undercover drug investigation by CCSD drug investigators, the District Attorney's 8th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Jellico Police Department and been nearly a year long.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in money, drugs, vehicles and property have been collected in several search warrants and presented as evidence to a Campbell County Grand Jury, which met last week to hear the criminal evidence against these individuals and returned indictments.

Sheriff Robbie K. Goins in a statement said, "These investigations, indictments and arrests are products of citizen concerns, undercover investigations and a committed decision by law enforcement to hold these people accountable as many times as it takes, for as long as it takes."

As of Monday afternoon, deputies had picked up 19 people on their list. Officers also seized more than $200,000 in money, drugs and property.

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