12 Indicted In Large Prescription Pill Trafficking Operation

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12 people were indicted on Monday in the wake of a five month investigation conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office into a Florida to Ohio trafficking conspiracy.

Knox County officials say the indictments include over 400 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated funding of drug activity, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, felonies of the first and second degree. 

The pills include over 100,000 Percocet, Methadone, Alprazolam and other pills with a street value of approximately $2 million.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office arrested the defendants on Monday with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arresting the Columbus defendants. 

Arraignment hearings for the 12 indicted are scheduled for May.