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Dozens arrested in Wilson County drug ring bust

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LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -

Nearly 100 suspected drug dealers are being taken off the streets as part of a massive, year-long investigation in Wilson County.

While drugs remain a serious issue throughout Middle Tennessee, authorities hope the arrests make a significant dent in the problem.

Eighty-three people now face a total of 154 charges, and the Wilson County sheriff isn't done yet.

Officials have seized weapons, cash and other evidence after issuing several search warrants.

"During this investigation we found various forms of narcotics, including methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, various numbers of prescription medicines, all the way up to heroin," said Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan.

The charges range from possession to sale to manufacturing.

"I hope it does put a dent in it. And I hope it gets the word out that we're going to be aggressive. The entire law enforcement community in Wilson County is going to be aggressive towards any type of narcotics, and this is a result of that," Bryan said.

Some of those arrested racked up even more charges. In one case, deputies showed up to find a convicted felon with a weapon in his home.

At last check, deputies have located and booked more than half of those now facing charges.

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