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17 arrested in SW Virginia drug raids

June 18th, 2013 4:16 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

17 arrested in SW Virginia drug raids

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — A large amount of drugs and cash were seized in Southwest Virginia, resulting in the arrest of 17 individuals with more arrests expected later in the week, according to a press release by the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force. 

 The mass drug arrest began on June 17 in Big Stone Gap and Appalachia communities. There were 28 individuals  with a total of 56 drug indictments targeted. There were 17 arrests made with the other subjects expected to be arrested later this week, according to the report. 

Officers with the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force, Virginia State police, Wise County Sheriff’s Office and the Big Stone Gap police department participated in the operation. 

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