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Three dozen arrested in Tazewell County drug roundup

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Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee, surrounded by law enforcement officials from across Tazewell County. Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee, surrounded by law enforcement officials from across Tazewell County.

CEDAR BLUFF (WVVA) - A 12-month investigation has led to more than 170 drug-related indictments being handed down against 54 individuals in Tazewell County.

Thirty-six of the indicted individuals have been arrested. Click here to view the full list

Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee said at a news conference Thursday that while prescription drugs were again the overwhelming drug of choice among the suspects, other drugs from methamphetamine to cocaine and heroin were also seen.

The majority of those arrested thus far are from the western part of Tazewell County, including many from the towns of Pounding Mill and Richlands.

The investigation was a collaborate effort between several law enforcement agencies including the Tazewell County Narcotics Task Force, Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Richlands Police Department, Tazewell Police Department, Bluefield, Va., Police Department, Virginia State Police and Cedar Bluff Police Department.

 

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