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Monday, July 29, 2013
Dozens of people in Giles County and West Virginia were arrested Sunday during a roundup of individuals indicted last week on more than 120 drug charges.
About 50 Giles County residents were arrested during the sweep, and another 16 were arrested in West Virginia for offenses allegedly committed in the county, said Giles County Sheriff Morgan Millirons.
Millirons said the individuals were indicted by a special grand jury for mostly felony offenses including distribution of marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs, as well as manufacturing methamphetamine. Two meth labs that had been shut down last year were the subject of some of the indictments, he said.
At least 30 officers from numerous agencies including the Virginia State Police, West Virginia State Police and U.S. Marshals Service assisted in the arrests, Millirons said.
The sheriff said officials had been working on the busts since December.
“Our main goal is to try to keep the streets of Giles County clean,” he said. “It was an ongoing investigation that has taken a lot of time, a lot of hard work, and at the end, it finally turned out with a positive outcome.”
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