Early Wednesday morning, a group of police officers arrested eight people in Adams County for a variety of drug violations.
Arrest warrants were issued for the operation by the Adams Circuit Court after covert informants allegedly purchased a variety of controlled substances, including methamphetamines, prescription medications, and marijuana.
The nearly-year-long investigation, known as "Operation Morning Light," was conducted by the DETECT Drug Task Force. Covert operations such as this one are believed not only to deter violation of controlled substance laws, but also reduce collateral crimes committed by those people who are using or abusing controlled substances in our communities, authorities said in a news release.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.