Lowndes County Bust

Nearly 2-dozen people are in jail facing drug charges after a year-long operation.

Members of the 2nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force led the investigation using tips from the public to identify a total of fifty suspects. About half of them were in jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say they hope the operation also helps close a number of other unsolved cases. Sheriff Chip Williams tells WSFA 12 News, "It will help to hopefully solve some crimes that are still unsolved, some murders mainly. Anything we can do to help the county, that's what our main goal is.