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Phenix City police arrested dozens of people on drug charges

Posted: Updated: Jan 20, 2012 09:12 PM
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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City police arrested dozens of people with marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, Hyrdrocodone, and more. The sting is called "Community Serviced."

For months, police have staked out, catching drug deals on camera, and building cases against drug operations in Phenix City.

The Russell County Sheriff's office teamed up with law enforcement from Phenix City and other agencies to bust drug dealers across the county.  

"We've had several that were- what we refer to as small time dealers that will sale $25 amounts of marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine," said Mike Loyless, head of P.A.I.N Partners Against Illegal Narcotics.

All together, law enforcement says this is no small time bust. They say one of the suspects named "Kilo" was found with large quantities of drugs and was a mastermind of one of the drug operations.

Along with the drugs, eight guns have been taken off the streets and seven vehicles impounded.

Officers also say homes will be put up for auction, and even businesses may be shut down.

Detectives say they sent undercover cops to the Sports Rock Café and every time a bartender pointed out each guy within the business that sold drugs. This is only one of the businesses involved in this sting.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says, "The people that were arrested were employees that we purchased from out of the business, the owner of that business, we did not make a purchase from."

Although, the owners were not caught selling drugs, their business license and ability to sale alcohol could still be in jeopardy.

Authorities say they are still searching for 13 suspects charges range from drug trafficking to possession and distribution.

The Phenix City police chief also had a warning for any drug dealers that are still out there, he said expect a knock at your door soon.

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