A multi-agency drug crime sweep in Hardin County resulted in the arrest of at least 19 suspects Wednesday.
The sweep was conducted by heavily armed officers and agents from the Sheriff’s Office, 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Savannah Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service.
Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander said the cases against the suspects were developed by undercover officers, agents and informants over the course of several months – up to five months in some instances.
At 12:45 p.m. today Alexander announced 19 of those with warrants as a result of the months-long investigations had been arrested, plus several others at the scene when warrants were served.
The total number of arrests is expected to be approximately 25.
Those arrested are scheduled to be formally charged Friday.