More than 50 indicted after Grainger County undercover drug sting

8:27 AM, May 19, 2012   |    comments
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A Grainger County grand jury has handed up 55 drug indictments as part of "Operation Grainger Strike."

The indictments stem from an undercover drug sting, according to a release from Grainger County Sheriff Scott Layel.

"Operation Grainger Strike" is a joint effort among the Grainger County Sheriff's Office, 4th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The drug round-up is set to begin this week.

Sheriff Layel reports that the latest indictments mean the county has surpassed the 1,300-mark in drug charges. That includes indictments from the previous effort, "Operation Take Back Grainger."

"The effort between agencies and Grainger citizens has proven to be more fruitful than I ever imagined," Sheriff Layel said. "By combining agencies and the support of the community, we are making a difference."

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