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The Southern Regional Drug and Violence Task Force wrapped up an extensive undercover operation Thursday afternoon with a major drug sweep focusing mainly on Mercer Street in Princeton.

"We knew there was a problem we've been working on this issue last couple months pretty heavy but because of the sensitivity of drug work you kind of have to let things go where it looks like you're not doing anything to get some of these people some of these people we've been trying to get for numerous years, we're talking five, ten years and we finally got them with this drug sweep," says Princeton Chief William Harman

Police arrested several people here on Mercer Street and business owners feel much safer.

"I think it's come a long way and I think it's still got a little ways to come we're always glad to see the police patrol the area," says Myra Robinson with Kids at Hart Daycare.

And with the work of the regional drug task force there's a chance Mercer Street could be restored to its former glory.

"The task force is an invaluable source that we use because these guys are dedicated that's what they do drugs. It's wonderful it's sad because we arrested so many people but it's a good day when you can lock that many people up that are selling drugs on the street," says Chief Harman.

The Regional Drug and Violence Task Force along with Princeton Police arrested 11 people today and recovered drugs and cash from some of those suspects.

And hopefully today's bust will send the message that law enforcement is committed to fighting the war on drugs.

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