26 charged, 12 sought in sting

Sheriff’s office conducts 6-month drug investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Posted 10/19/17

Twenty-six people have been arrested after a six-month undercover drug operation, according to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Twelve more people are still being sought in the sting in which methamphetamine, opiates, …

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26 charged, 12 sought in sting

Sheriff’s office conducts 6-month drug investigation

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Twenty-six people have been arrested after a six-month undercover drug operation, according to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Twelve more people are still being sought in the sting in which methamphetamine, opiates, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and $20,000 in counterfeit items were seized.

Arrested in the drug sweep and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center were:

Deputy Ken Bell, public information officer for the sheriff's office, said deputies seized counterfeit hats, shoes and T-shirts during the bust.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis credited a solid investigation using undercover officers with the arrests.

"Any time we can take drugs and drug dealer off of our streets is a great day in Sumter County," he said. "Our officers worked hard, often under difficult circumstances, to make these arrests.

"Make no mistake about it," Dennis said, "we will continue to fight diligently to rid Sumter County of as many drugs and drug dealers as possible."