UPDATE Drug roundup in Laurel County

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Before sunrise several people were arrested by the Laurel County Sheriff's Department on drug trafficking charges.

The sheriff's department continued their war on drugs with a drug roundup in Laurel County.

22 of the 25 suspects the sheriff's department had arrest warrants for were taken into custody.

Some who were arrested said they did not sell drugs.

"No mam, it wasn't my plan. They found them over the hill in the woods. Ain't none of them mine," said 20-year-old Brien Vann, who was arrested for drug trafficking.

Others did not say anything.

The sheriff says the majority of drugs rounded up were prescription pills.

"Drugs is the number one problem here in the county. I feel I can see the end of the tunnel. We still have a lot of work to do. And we're not going to let up now," said John Root, Laurel County Sheriff.

The sheriff says the public has played a big role in the roundup.

"We still get a lot of calls and complaints from the citizens here in the county on drug trafficking, and that's really helped us," said Sheriff Root.

The sheriff's department plans to have another roundup before the end of the year.

The sheriff says drugs are the number one problem in Laurel County, which is why these roundups are necessary.

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