83 are arrested in eight-county Kentucky drug roundup

kward1@herald-leader.comNovember 9, 2010 

Law enforcement officers arrested 83 people in a drug roundup that encompassed eight Central Kentucky counties Tuesday.

State police, Danville police, Perryville police and the sheriff's departments in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties began serving arrest warrants on suspected drug traffickers beginning at 5:30 a.m., state police said in a news release.

Those arrested were charged with trafficking in marijuana, cocaine, and prescription medications. They were taken to the Kentucky National Guard Armory in Danville, where they were fingerprinted, photographed and interviewed by state police.

The suspects came from Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard, Mercer, Marion, Pulaski, Rockcastle and Madison counties.

State police said 16 other people were already being held on other charges at state and county jails, and warrants were to be served on them at those locations.

The roundup, dubbed Operation November Rain, was the result of a yearlong investigation.

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