Nearly 50 arrested in Clay County drug bust | News
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Forty-seven individuals were arrested Monday on drug charges in a warrant sweep by members of the Clay County Drug Task Force members, according to a release from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
SLIDESHOW: See 42 of the 47 who were arrested
Responding to reports from residents concerned about illegal drug trade and activity involving cocaine and pills, the task force conducted a yearlong investigation that included undercover work, the release stated.
Investigators originally focused on Forman Circle in Middleburg, but as they obtained more information, they found suspects throughout Clay County.
Maurice Futch, 31, who was arrested Monday, is considered a notable suspect by the CCSO. He is considered a "high level dealer," the release stated, and his charges include drug possession, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, sale and delivery of crack within 1,000 feet of a church and multiple counts of sale and delivery of cocaine.
The Clay County Drug Task Force is made up of the Clay County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Green Cove Springs Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency, Orange Park Police Department, the State Attorney's Office, the Department of Corrections and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives.
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