CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Chambers County Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force conducted numerous undercover operations along with daily operations throughout Chambers County.
Agents have arrested more than 70 individuals on over 180 charges, many of which were the direct result of the distribution investigations. A pound and half of methamphetamine, over 10lbs of marijuana, and roughly 1,000 grams of drugs investigators say they ceased.
Lieutenant Commander of Chambers County Drug Task Force Stacy Shirey says almost 4 months of investigation leads to nearly 100 arrests and 200 charges against individuals who are contributing to an ongoing epidemic in East Alabama.
"There's a drug problem. It's rampant in the younger generations. It has continued to grow every year," Shirey says.
The ceased values tens of thousands of dollars worth according to the task force who are looking over pages of suspects ranging from 19 to 69 years old with charges of illegal alcohol selling to large amounts of drugs being cashed out.
"More younger people being involved in the sell, use, and manufacture of narcotics," Shirey says.
A battle against drugs that law enforcement around Chambers County says is just getting started.
"There will be more arrests in the near future we will continue to do what we are doing now, undercover operations purchasing of street-level narcotics," Shirey says.
The task force says chambers county averages 500 drug cases a year, they are expecting pass that averages this year.