Dozens arrested in Covington drugs sweep
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Dozens arrested in
Covington drugs sweep


More than 50 people are facing charges following a nine-month narcotics investigation, Covington Police announced Thursday



More than 50 people are facing charges following a nine-month narcotics investigation, Covington Police announced Thursday.

The suspects face a variety of charges, including trafficking in heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil (grey death), cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine. Some of the cases occurred within a 1,000 feet of a school.

The investigation was completed by the Covington Police Department, along with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, notes Raycom Media which repeats information from the police.




It targeted mid-level narcotics dealers who either live in Covington or visit Covington for the purpose of selling drugs.

Police said many of the suspects were identified through citizen complaints, Raycom Media notes.

"The Covington Police Department will continue to concentrate on drug sales, especially heroin, as drug use has a direct impact on other crimes such as prostitution, burglary and car break-ins or theft which often times occur to support drug habits," Chief Rob Nader said.

"I thank our citizens, officers and other agency partners that have helped to make this investigation a success."

Names of the some of the
arrested are at Raycom Media >