A County-wide drug sweep was conducted on February 16, 2011.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with C.O.M.E.T, Aurora Police Dept. Mt. Vernon Police Dept., and the Marionville Police Dept. all participated in this operation. This sweep was the result of numerous drug tips being received and/or developed over the past several months.
Officers responded to 17 different locations. In those 17 locations visited officers found and seized methamphetamine, marijuana, narcotic medication, drug paraphernalia, and one hand gun. Three individuals were arrested and taken into custody during this sweep.
Investigation continues into others that may be involved.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has a toll free number of 1-888-635-8477(TIPS) through the Barry-Lawrence Crimestoppers or through email at www.lawrencecosheriff.com. All callers can remain anonymous.