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Operation Prescribed Justice nets 31 suspected drug dealers

This woman was one of the 31 people arrested during Operation Prescribed Justice, which focused on suspects accused of selling prescription drugs.. This woman was one of the 31 people arrested during Operation Prescribed Justice, which focused on suspects accused of selling prescription drugs..
PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities arrested more than two dozen suspected drug dealers during a raid early Thursday morning dubbed Operation Prescribed Justice.

They said the roundup focused on people selling prescription drugs in Iberville Parish.

Sheriff's deputies and police officers executed 31 of 52 warrants they had on people investigators said had sold pills to undercover officers over the past eight months.

The sting hit the Bayou Sorrel area hard, as well as the city of Plaquemine. Law enforcement agents said there is a serious pill problem in the parish.

"The message is people who want to deal drugs in Iberville Parish is we will not sleep," said Sheriff Brett Stassi. "We will not stop. We will continue to go after them until we can eradicate it. The pill problem is something that is here. It's here for a while and it's something we need to work on."

Clearly, not everyone taken into custody was happy to be caught on camera. Of the six trailers located in one trailer park, three were raided.

All of those arrested had been indicted by a grand jury and their bonds were pre-set by judges.

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