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Georgetown Police round up suspected drug dealers

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Georgetown Police say, like a lot of communities, they've had problems with painkillers and, more recently, heroin. Tuesday, they went to homes across Georgetown today hoping to snag some accused drug dealers. They said it was just one aspect of their drug abuse approach.

"It's not just the enforcement action. We have drug education programs to educate the public and the youth about the dangers of the abuse of these types of drugs, " said Captain Robert Swanigan.

They said the main problem used to be painkillers, but lately, heroin's made a big surge.

"We're seeing a tremendous amount of heroin right now. It's coming in from all areas. The majority's coming in from the Cincinnati area," said Swanigan.

Police had about a dozen arrest warrant and had nabbed at least six people by this afternoon.

"It is a cycle. It's never going to end. We're not going to stop combating it. If you come to Georgetown to sell these type of drugs, you're going to get to know us pretty well," said Swanigan.

Police say these roundups will become a common occurrence.

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