published Friday, July 18th, 2014

$25,000 in drugs seized in sweep

CALHOUN, Ga. — The Gordon County Sheriff's Office arrested 22 people and seized $25,000 worth of illegal drugs during an undercover investigation called "Operation Summer Thunder."

The investigation, which began in April and ended this week, involved surveillance and controlled drug purchases, a news release states. Undercover officers bought methamphetamine, Klonopin, marijuana, morphine and Ecstasy.

While executing arrest warrants, according to a news release, deputies seized more drugs and a gun. In one house, they found a toddler sleeping next to a crack pipe. The Department of Family and Children Services took emergency custody of the child.

"I am proud of the results of this case and of everyone who participated in it," Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a news release. "We will continue to attack the flow and distribution of illicit drugs."

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