Eleven arrested in Clay County drug roundup

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

It was an unexpected wake up call this morning for several alleged drug dealers. The Clay County Sheriff's Department teamed up with the Manchester Police to serve several warrants around the county.

"Over the past several months we've been running an undercover investigation which has led to the arrest of these individuals." says Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson.

Pills, money, and even cars were seized, assuring officers that it was a successful day.

"If you are dealing in illegal narcotics we are going to seize and have everything you own forfeited and if we can try and hit individuals in their pocket book." adds Johnson.

Eleven people were arrested in all, on charges ranging from manufacturing methamphetamine to trafficking a controlled substance, an issue officials hope will subside.

"Our biggest problem without a shadow of a doubt is the prescription drug problem." Johnson says.

Sheriff Johnson said there were several more warrants to serve and that he expects more arrest to be made over the next month and half. But for now, the eleven arrested have found a new home in the Clay County Detention Center.

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