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UPDATE: Dozens arrested in Summers County drug roundup

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HINTON (WVVA) - Dozens were arrested on drug-related charges in Summers County Wednesday morning as part of a multi-agency drug sweep.

The roundup began at approximately 11:30 a.m. A total of 54 individuals were apprehended on drug-related charges involving prescription pills, cocaine and heroin.

Police say many of the arrested are repeat offenders.

Wednesday's arrests were the result of a 10-month investigation -- and police hope it sends the message that they will do all they can to take on the region's drug problem.

"We are never going to completely wipe it out but we are going to continue our investigation, continue our efforts ... and hopefully make a difference," said Cpl. John Cooper with the State Police.

The sweep was a multi-agency effort including the West Virginia State Police, Summers County Sheriff's Department and Hinton Police.

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