Sherriff Ralph Kellett told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio that on Wednesday September 10th the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force along with officers from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s office, the Summerville Police Department, Walker County Special OperationsTeam, Hays Prison K9 Unit and the GBI, conducted a round up of suspects wanted by the drug task force.

As a result of undercover operations conducted over the past few months seven different arrest teams were formed for the drug sweep.  By 5 PM yesterday afternoon a total of 24 people were arrested on outstanding drug charges and transported to the Chattooga County Jail for booking.  Ten suspects are still at large.

This Special Operation focused on street level drug transactions, illegal possession of materials to make meth, fugitives wanted on outstanding warrants and other covert drug operations.