Dozens Charged in Pickaway County Drug Investigation

A joint drug investigation in Pickaway County has led to indictments against 72 suspects, including 17 people indicted for drug trafficking.

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine, along with Circleville Police and the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office, announced the indictments Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say 11 of the trafficking suspects were identified as alleged managers of the drug trafficking ring.

Investigators say the group operated by transporting heroin and cocaine from Columbus and distributing it in Circleville for more than four years. They say the trafficking ring's supervisors made nearly $40,000 a month in drug sales.

"Investigators found that this alleged drug trafficking operation functioned just like a pizza delivery business. Customers could place orders for heroin and cocaine and members of the group allegedly delivered the drugs right to their customers' doorsteps," said Attorney General Mike Dewine.

Authorities say at least 50 of the suspects were arrested as of Wednesday evening.

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