70 arrested on drug charges in Texas County

Friday, August 24, 2012 | 7:12 a.m. CDT; updated 11:36 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 24, 2012

HOUSTON, Mo. — A three-year investigation resulted in the arrest of 70 people for various drug charges in Texas County.

Texas County sheriff's deputies, local police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol made arrests throughout the county beginning early Thursday.

A Texas County grand jury handed up the drug indictments after a three-year investigation organized by the South Central Drug Task Force.

KSPR reported that Texas County Sheriff Department's Lt. Melissa Dunn said the drug sweep was one of the best law enforcement efforts in a decade in the county.

The defendants are scheduled to appear before a circuit judge on Sept. 8.

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Richard Saunders August 24, 2012 | 2:18 p.m.

Another three-year long "win" in the failed drug war just in time for election season? Shocked, I am.

Funny how these things always seem to run in the same cycles as the elections.

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