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More than a half dozen arrested on drug and gun charges

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Nov 09, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — More than half a dozen people have been arrested on drug and gun-related charges, according to a news release.

The release says that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Lexington Police Department, and Kentucky State Police will hold a press conference at 3:30 on Thursday, Nov. 9, to announce the arrest.

During the conference, ATF official Shawn Morrow said that the arrests are the result of a several months-long investigation and resulted in the seizure of nearly 100 “crime guns” as well as drugs such as fentanyl, crack-cocaine, and methamphetamine.

It was also mentioned that the defendants in the case have over 100 felony arrests for crimes such as sexual offenses, drug trafficking, robbery with a firearm and non-fatal shootings.

Morrow added that the operation focused on 12 offenders, and as of the time of the conference, they had nine in custody.

No other details have been provided at this time. Stay with LEX 18 for the latest on this story.