Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Grand Jury Hands Down 55 Drug Indictments
The drug investigation unit of the Putnam County sheriff's office is wrapping up a year-long undercover investigation during which time they coordinated the purchase of illegal drugs from a variety of individuals. Evidence of those drug buys was presented to the grand jury, which handed down 55 separate indictments. Authorities say the drug buys were made in cars, in parking lots, outside of area bars, and inside the homes of several suspects. The drugs involved included prescription medications, methamphetamine, crack cocaine and marijuana. Deputies have now begun rounding up the suspects, and the sheriff's department says, when all is said and done, several thousand dollars worth of stolen property may also be recovered in connection with the investigation.