In one of the biggest drug arrests in recent memory, members of the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Dodge City Police Department, and Ford County Attorney's Office completed an investigation that led to 43 arrests from 38 arrest warrants that had been issued targeting narcotics.

According to Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr, on March 1, subjects were arrested in Dodge City, Bucklin and Ford and have been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and aggravated child endangerment.

"The operation represents a coordinated law enforcement response to combating drug violence and reducing the accessibility of illegal drugs in our communities," Carr said in a press release. "Agencies who assisted in serving the warrants were the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Wallace County Sheriff, DCPD, KBI, Ford County Fire/EMS and Ford County Sheriff’s Office."

Carr also stated that all suspects are considered innocent until proven otherwise.

"Law Enforcement is asking Ford County residents to engage in the 'See Something, Say Something Campaign,'" Carr said.

According to Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman, additional arrests will be made in conjunction with the investigation.

At this time no names have been released.

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