Nearly 20 Arrested in Drug Round-Up

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin
Teams of officers from multiple agencies participated in Operation One-Step Cleanup this morning.

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- Teams of officers from multiple agencies participated in Operation One-Step Cleanup this morning.

They planned to arrest 20 people who are charged with almost 70 drug crimes, as well as "engaging in organized crime."

The charges resulted from a six-month long undercover investigation by detectives assigned to the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force.

In this particular case, the people have been accused of "smurfing."

"It's an organized group with a leader that's engaged these 20 individuals into going throughout South Central Kentucky and into northern Tennessee to purchase the maximum legal amount of Sudafed, bring it back here into Bowling Green and into Edmonson County to manufacture meth," said Tommy Loving, the director of Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force.

Loving said drug round-ups happen multiple times each year, but those arrested aren't usually connected with the same crime.

By two o'clock Friday afternoon, 14 of the 20 had been taken into custody.


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