Lewis County launches “Operation Fall Harvest” drug sweep

Vanceburg, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lewis County has launched the largest drug sweep in its history.

According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Vanceburg Police Department, more than 40 suspects are expected to be arrested during “Operation Fall Harvest,” which started at 6 a.m. Friday.

Sheriff Johnny Bivens says the criminal indictments include: illegal sale and possession of prescription pills, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and other narcotics.

“I fully understand that most, if not all families have been impacted in some way by drugs and we, as law enforcement officers, must remain compassionate when necessary but we also must be tough as hell when appropriate and today is the day to be tough as hell,” Bivens said in a statement.

The months-long investigation began early this spring, according to Bivens.

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