FAYETTE/SCOTT CO. Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police allowed WKYT to ride along on one of the drug roundup arrests early .
And even though the investigation centered around Scott County, this particular arrest took us all the way in to Lexington.
We watched from the safety of a state police SUV as troopers searched the Catalina Motel off New Circle Road for one man suspected of dealing and producing methamphetamine.
"We have 41 individuals that have been charged to some degree in the production and trafficking of methamphetamine," said Trooper Kendra Wilson.
Some on that list are repeat offenders, like William Dillon.
We've covered several drug busts involving meth at his Indian Creek home in Scott County over the past year.
Police say he's currently in jail on previous charges.
And now, he along with a few others, will face an even harsher felony charge.
"Several of the subjects involved were indicted by the Scott County grand jury for engaging in an organized crime syndicate," said Wilson.
Wilson says often, the laws in place don't allow charges to land that keep the offenders behind bars.
By adding the organized crime charge, police hope to keep at least a few of the alleged major players of meth trafficking and producing, off the streets.