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Thursday, July 13, 2006

About 40 Arested in Massive Drug and Weapons Crackdown


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Prince William County are hoping a recent crackdown on guns and drug trafficking is just the beginning after roughly 40 arrests were made during a two-day sting.

The operation dubbed "The Highway Men" started making arrests on Tuesday. By Wednesday they had made about 40 arrests and seized more than 31 firearms. Various amounts of cocaine, marijuana and other drugs were also seized in the crackdown.

The round-up was designed to reduce drug dealing and gun sales along Route One in Prince William County - including areas like Woodbridge, Dale City and Dumfries.

Authorities are still searching for more than 20 people as a result of the investigation.


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