Smithfield Herald

June 2, 2016 5:33 PM

Smithfield police make 27 arrests in Operation Summer Blues

After a seven-month investigation, the Smithfield Police Department has charged 27 people with more than 190 drug-related felonies

Most charges are for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and opiates

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