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Last updated 8:06PM ET
July 22, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Multi-agency drug crackdown
(WOUB) - 519 people were charged with a crime as a result of a state and local multi-agency drug crackdown on roads in Washington and Athens Counties this weekend.

The crackdown purposely coincided with Halloween weekend in Athens because Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says outsiders tend to bring drugs into the area for the annual street party.

11 different agencies conducted more than 13-hundred traffic stops in the joint enforcement effort.

Officers also located six fugitives and recovered one stolen vehicle.

Mincks says the point of the traffic stops was to promote traffic safety, drug enforcement and to serve fugitives with warrants.
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