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21 arrested in drug investigation

As of Friday evening, a local drug task force was able to round up almost half of the suspects being sought in connection with a six-month drug investigation.
According to Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael T. Conroy, 21 of the 48 people being sought in connection with 71 sealed drug indictments were apprehended Friday. He said one of the Pulaski arrests netted about 100 Xanax (alprazolam) pills and more than $4,500 in cash.
Identities of the suspects arrested Friday are not yet available.
Most of the cases involve drug dealers that were targeted by the task force, police said. The most common drug involved in cases this year include prescription narcotics such as Loriab and Morphine, the officer noted.
The Pulaski-Radford Drug Task Force, formed in 2005, includes the Virginia State Police, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Dublin Police Department, Pulaski Police Department, Radford Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorneys offices for Pulaski and Radford.
“The task force allows officers to work together to target drug dealers more rapidly and to share information with other departments of suspected drug activity,” Conroy said in a press release. “The seven member task force’s officers are sworn with special arrest powers with the Virginia State Police, which allows them to arrest subjects outside their normal jurisdiction.
“With recent budget concerns, the task force pools resources and manpower to more effectively target dealers in the area,” he added.
To report suspicious activity possibly involving drugs to the task force call the crime line at 540-980-7810, or the Virginia State Police drug tip line at 1-800-553-DOPE. Callers can remain anonymous.
Crimes also may be reported online at www.sheriffsoffice.org.

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21 arrested in drug investigation

As of Friday evening, a local drug task force was able to round up almost half of the suspects being sought in connection with a six-month drug investigation.
According to Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael T. Conroy, 21 of the 48 people being sought in connection with 71 sealed drug indictments were apprehended Friday. He said one of the Pulaski arrests netted about 100 Xanax (alprazolam) pills and more than $4,500 in cash.
Identities of the suspects arrested Friday are not yet available.
Most of the cases involve drug dealers that were targeted by the task force, police said. The most common drug involved in cases this year include prescription narcotics such as Loriab and Morphine, the officer noted.
The Pulaski-Radford Drug Task Force, formed in 2005, includes the Virginia State Police, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Dublin Police Department, Pulaski Police Department, Radford Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorneys offices for Pulaski and Radford.
“The task force allows officers to work together to target drug dealers more rapidly and to share information with other departments of suspected drug activity,” Conroy said in a press release. “The seven member task force’s officers are sworn with special arrest powers with the Virginia State Police, which allows them to arrest subjects outside their normal jurisdiction.
“With recent budget concerns, the task force pools resources and manpower to more effectively target dealers in the area,” he added.
To report suspicious activity possibly involving drugs to the task force call the crime line at 540-980-7810, or the Virginia State Police drug tip line at 1-800-553-DOPE. Callers can remain anonymous.
Crimes also may be reported online at www.sheriffsoffice.org.

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