More than 25 people were rounded up and arrested on drug charges Monday in Defiance County. The arrests yesterday came following an undercover drug investigation that took place over the past 18-months, focusing mainly on prescription opiates, cocaine and marijuana.
The lengthy investigation ended with 31 people being charged with 88 drug related offenses after a coordinated effort consisting of aome 40 officers from a number of area law enforcement agencies.
The raids began yesterday morning at various locations around 8am, and by noon, 27 suspects had been nabbed.
Some of the items seized during Monday’s operation were suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia, including multiple needles, pipes and straws used for snorting. More arrests are pending. The investigation is continuing.