At least 19 suspected drug dealers from inside and outside Barrow County have been arrested during the past two weeks by three local law enforcement agencies.
The undercover investigation is still under way, so the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office would not discuss the operation.
“The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an ongoing investigation and cannot comment further for fear of jeopardizing that investigation,” said Major Todd Druse.
But the Auburn Police Department on Tuesday issued a press release announcing the arrests of 10 suspected dealers in that town and a spokesman for the Statham Police Department said his investigators had made two arrests.
The Winder Police Department is not involved in the operation, said public information officer Rachel Love.
According to the Auburn press release, officers seized four pounds of marijuana and an undetermined amount of powdered cocaine. The drugs are worth $20,000-25,000 on the streets. Two guns also were confiscated.
For a complete list of names of those charged, see the May 13 issue of the Barrow Journal.