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Floyd County Police Say Major Drug Dealer Arrested

Floyd County police say a major drug dealer is off the streets and in jail and more arrests should follow.

Officers say many people knock on Diane Jarrell's door to buy drugs, but on Wednesday morning, the ones knocking were police. Officers were there to arrest her, saying they too, have bought drugs from her.

"It's been a six month investigation and these are some of the people that we actually did undercover buys on," said Bryan Hall, Floyd County Drug Task Force Manager.

Officers say she is a major drug trafficker.

"Cocaine, methadone, hydrocodone, xanax," Floyd County Sheriff John K. Blackburn said.

Officers say Jarrell isn't the only one they wanted to arrest. Police have warrants for more, but say the other alleged dealers weren't at their homes when they showed up. Officers say they're still searching for the ones they couldn't find Wednesday and the investigation is still ongoing.

"We're not going to quit. We'll keep going," Hall said.

Drug Task Force members say they're also starting more investigations to search for more drugs in the county.

"Trying to keep juggling along, trying to get done what we can get done with the amount of manpower that we have," Hall said.

And get drug dealers off the streets.

"Scare a few of them up, that's what we're out here to do," Hall said.

Officers aren't releasing the names of the other suspects at this time. If you want to report any drug-related or suspicious activity in Floyd County, you can call the Drug Task Force at 606-886-1010.


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