WAYNESBORO, Tenn. — An 18-month investigation into illegal drug activity resulted in the arrest of nine people, two considered to be major movers of methamphetamine in Wayne County, officials said.
The investigation was a joint venture between the Wayne County Sheriff’s office and the Waynesboro Police Department.
Wayne County Sheriff Ric Wilson said the operation ended this morning when the final person wanted in the roundup turned in at the county detention center.
“We had some people that had been on our radar for more than a year and through the joint efforts of our office and the police department, we were able to make the (undercover) buys we needed to make the arrests,” Wilson said.
He said the roundup resulted in the arrest of nine people, all charged with the felony of selling methamphetamine or prescription pills.
“We started rounding them up last week, during the Thanksgiving holiday, and it concluded today with the last arrest,” Wilson said. “We got some drugs off the street and put people in jail who were moving the drugs. I’d say it was a success.”