Thirteen suspected drug dealers arrested in ‘Operation May Day’ sweep, dozens still wanted

NBC4 Investigates

Some of them were literally caught with their pants down!

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office called it Operation May Day. Suspected drug dealers, with open felony warrants, rounded up today and hauled off to jail to face charges.

NBC 4 Investigator Tom Sussi was the only reporter invited to ride along. Nearly two dozen law enforcement officers from Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, METRICH Enforcement Unit, Mt. Gilead Police and, Cardington Police, looked for 39 people wanted for selling drugs in Morrow County.

Morrow County Sheriff John Hinton told Sussi, “If you’re going to deal drugs in Morrow County, we’re going to arrest you, we’re going to put you in jail, and we’re going to bring you in front of a judge.”

Sheriff Hinton said the majority of the dope being sold in Morrow County is meth and heroin.

As of this report, 13 people on that list were arrested, plus another five wanted on other warrants. Sheriff Hinton said they also came across a suspected marijuana grow operation inside one of the houses.

Morrow County Assistant Prosecutor Tom Smith said, “It’s a culmination a very long investigation today in getting these drug dealers off the streets, and I know we have a bunch of good cases.”

Sussi noted that many of the people arrested were sleeping when police arrived at their front door. Some of them were hauled off to jail wearing nothing but pajamas or underwear.

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