More than 50 people have been arrested since last Tuesday in what Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell is calling a drug roundup, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Almost all of the arrests are for distribution or sale of methamphetamines, Cantrell said.

Monroe County sheriff’s deputies began arresting low-level street dealers in the county last Tuesday night, the newspaper reported. As of Friday, 52 suspects were in custody.

The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation spanning several months, Cantrell said. More arrests can be anticipated, he said.

Cantrell said the dealers are not all necessarily connected to one drug organization. The suspects are all being held in the Monroe County Jail, Cantrell said.


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