Police round up 24 in Lawrence County on drug charges

Police on Friday began arresting 24 people charged with illegally selling prescription drugs in Lawrence County.

By mid-afternoon, police had arrested 17 of the two dozen people for whom they had warrants, according to news release from Operation UNITE, which took part in the investigation with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and Louisa Police Department.

Most of the trafficking charges involved sales of the drugs oxycodone and Suboxone, said Dan Smoot, director of UNITE's drug task force.

Those arrested were jailed in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.