Created on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says 12 people have been indicted in a prescription drug trafficking operation after a months-long investigation.
Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher says the indictments include over 400 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated funding of drug activity and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
Thatcher said Monday that the drugs included over 100,000 prescription pills such as Percocet and others with a street value of about $2 million. He planned to release additional details on the investigation and charges at a Tuesday news conference.
Thatcher says shutting down the operation is a significant step in combating the state's opioid addiction epidemic.
The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned May 2.