Several law enforcement agencies launched a joint drug roundup Monday across Pulaski County involving 47 indictments containing about 70 felony charges.
Teams of officers met in the early morning, then fanned out across the county to begin arresting more than 45 men and women named in the indictments, Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck said.
"This is the first drug roundup of the year, but it's not likely to be the last," Speck said in a statement. "My office and the people of Pulaski County are sending a strong message to drug dealers, drug manufacturers and distributors: We're on a mission to put you out of business and into jail."
Other agencies involved were the Kentucky State Police; the Kentucky attorney general's office; the Lake Cumberland Area Task Force; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Somerset, Burnside, Science Hill, Ferguson and Eubank police departments.
Charges involved included trafficking in various controlled substances, possession of controlled substances, cultivating marijuana and being a persistent felony offender, according to a list released Monday by officers.
Speck said the roundup would continue until all of those who were indicted have appeared in court.