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Law agencies arrest 36 in drug bust

December 4, 2013 • Local News

A total of 36 people were arrested, Wednesday, by a multijurisdictional taskforce in what was called Operation Wrap-Up. It is the second operation of this kind in the past two years. Warrants were served on 30 people. An additional six were arrested. The operation still has six outstanding warrants to serve.

“The vast majority have prior drug charges,” said District Attorney Janetta Hicks.

During the raid, seven firearms and 9.5 pounds of illegal drugs — methamphetamines, heroine and marijuana — with an estimated street value of $15,000 were seized.

The operation started around 6 a.m. By noon, the last warrants had been served, but the operation had been in the planning stages for three to four months.

The raid was spearheaded by the Chaves County Drug Taskforce and the District Attorney’s Office, 5th Judicial District, with the support of 13 other agencies, including: the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the Roswell Login to read more

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