SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - 27 people have been arrested as part of a drug roundup in central Kentucky.
The arrests started around 6 a.m. Tuesday in Scott County.
WKYT has learned Georgetown Police, the Scott County Sheriff and Kentucky State Police took part in the arrests.
A WKYT crew at the Georgetown Police Department saw at least a dozen people being brought in.
"We wanted to catch people in bed," explained Chief Mike Bosse of the Georgetown Police Department. He says these arrests are the culmination of a months-long investigation by officers in his department.
Police say officers making arrests were armed today with 40 warrants, but that 83 people have been identified in their invesitgation as suspected traffickers.
"Drugs are a problem but we are on top of it & addressing it," Bosse said, while addressing the media in a news conference. "As we address the drug problem, we're addressing other crimes associated with addiction," he continued.
Bosse plans to arrest the remaing people, but only after the court system has processed the first few dozen suspected traffickers. Bosse says they've each been tied to a specific drug transaction and could be linked to anything from prescription pills to heroin.
In addition to making 27 arrests, police seized 7 cars.