Sheriff’s office: 43 people in custody, 36 still wanted following undercover drug operation in Henry County

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — More than 40 people have been taken into custody, but more than 30 are still wanted by Henry County authorities following an undercover narcotics operation that resulted in indictments against nearly 80 people.

According to an announcement from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Nov. 24, authorities seized pharmaceutical pills, fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana during the operation, as well as assets connected to the distribution and trafficking of narcotics, including vehicles and U.S. Currency.

Because of the drug operation, authorities say a Henry County Grand Jury issued indictments on 79 adults for 176 felony charges on Nov. 16. The sheriff’s office says many of the people indicted have been charged and convicted in the past for drug distribution.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Henry County deputies — with some assistance from members of Virginia State Police, the Martinsville Police Department, the Henry County Department of Public Safety, the United States Marshals Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration — arrested 22 people and seized additional narcotics.

For a full list of the people in custody and the people still wanted in connection with these indictments, click here.

Since Thursday, authorities say 21 additional individuals have been arrested, which means 43 of the 79 indicted individuals have been taken into custody as of Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office also received assistance with the investigations from the Henry County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Virginia State Police, the Martinsville Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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