Meth Confiscated, Dozens Arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds of methamphetamine.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a news release that Mexican cartels and other drug trafficking groups and individuals were targeted.

Since January, 235 people were arrested on federal drug charges as part of Operation Crystal Mountain. More than $800,000 in cash and 52 firearms were seized along with significant quantities of heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs.

The operation netted 60 arrests and 360 pounds of meth in Kentucky, 155 arrests and 317 pounds of meth in Tennessee, and 20 arrests and 132 pounds in West Virginia.

DEA Special Agent D. Christopher Evans says it “represents a small victory in our ongoing fight for safer communities for us all.”