Sheriff's office says meth bust will be first of many

Monday, May 1, 2006

OAK GROVE -- The arrest of 35-year-old Ginger Chaney of Oak Grove for alleged drug trafficking is the first of many arrests expected in the weeks and months ahead, say county investigators.

Chaney was picked up on a felony warrant Wednesday as part of an ongoing drug interdiction multi-agency investigation targeting meth trafficking.

Chaney was charged with two counts of alleged delivery of a controlled substance -- meth. Investigators say Chaney delivered one gram of suspected meth on two separate occasions.

"This is the first of many arrests anticipated in the weeks ahead," said a Carroll County Sheriff's Office investigator. "This is part of this years' drug interdiction program dealing with drug trafficking."

In 2005, the multi-agency effort resulted in the removal of more than two pounds of illegal drugs from the streets, seizure of 1,500 marijuana plants and countless prescription medications taken out of circulation.

More than half of the 32 suspects arrested last year were charged with meth-related offenses.

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