A strong message for drug users coming from law enforcement in Southeast Ohio Friday morning.
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine, along with Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift, Gallipolis Police Chief Clinton Patterson, Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, and Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams made up a task force that was put together in September 2013, aimed at reducing drug use in the area.
The task force is part of the Ohio Organized Crime Commission, who works with local law enforcement to put task forces together to enable them to do things they could not do by themselves.
Friday, the task force announced 26 arrests on 51 charges and 17 more indictments after a five-month investigation.
WSAZ spent part of Wednesday with Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood and deputies on the roundup. Additional arrests were made Thursday in Gallia County.
"We are seeing today the first results of this task force. We want to congratulate all of them," Attorney General Mike Dewine said Friday.