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UPDATED: Monday October 28, 2013 3:31 PM

STORY UPDATE: Polt, Stephens, and Johnson have all turned themselves in. Gregory Jacobs still has an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Nearly 30 alleged drug users and traffickers are off the streets of Delaware County.

The men and women were arrested during a two-day roundup by the county's drug task force.

It was inside a house on South Washington Street, where members of the Delaware Drug Task Force said they found Tina Huff and Warren Johnson. The two were picked up for trafficking and possession of drugs.

On Winter Street, a similar arrest was made for a similar crime. Shane Hooper was arrested by officers on multiple counts of drug trafficking.

Twenty-nine so-called mid-level drug dealers were recently picked up by the task force.  

“Mid-level for us is not just someone dealing to support their own habit, but someone who is dealing as part of a contrived network, a larger scope of dealing. That is what we are interested in," said Delaware County Sheriff Russ Martin.

On Toledo Street, Benjamin Breece was arrested by task force members for heroin possession.

Most of the task force targets arrested on Friday or Saturday were wanted for pushing opiates, including heroin.

Martin said it can take months to get a trafficker off the street, but when law enforcement and the public work together, it takes far less time to put offenders behind bars.
    
The Delaware Drug Task Force still needs the public’s help locating four other suspects - Adam Polt, Veronika Stephens, Joseph Johnson and Gregory Jacobs.

Anyone with information about the four wanted people is asked to contact the Delaware County Drug Task Force’s anonymous hotline at 740-833-2790.

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