Houston & Peach

More than 50 arrested in joint drug investigation in Houston County

More than 50 people have been arrested since Monday in an on-going drug investigation by the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Perry Police Department, Warner Robins Police Department and Houston County District Attorney's Office.

In all, 71 arrest warrants were issued for mostly drug offenses, with 53 people arrested and authorities actively seeking others, according to a Warner Robins police news release.

Five other people were previously arrested Feb. 8 in connection with the same investigation, the release said.

The most common charge was use of communications facilities in a drug transaction. Other charges ranged from possession of an illegal drug to manufacture/sell/possession/distribution of an illegal drug. All charges were felonies.

Most of the people arrested lived in Warner Robins and other parts of Houston County. Others arrested lived in Macon, Hawkinsville, Griffin, McRae and Locust Grove.

"The investigation is ongoing, and to protect the integrity of the investigation additional details are not being released at this time," the release stated.

Also participating in the arrests were U.S. marshals and state probation and parole officers, the release said.

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