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63 facing drug charges after undercover investigation in DeKalb Co.

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SMITHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A major drug operation in DeKalb County has just been busted, and many suspects were taken to jail overnight.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department says there are 63 accused drug dealers in this massive ring.

Police have been investigating the suspected drug ring since September and have gone undercover 112 times to buy the drugs in order to build the case and learn more about who was involved.

Police say most of the drugs that were bought were prescription painkillers but also included drugs like ecstasy, marijuana and morphine.

Some of the drug buys were done in drug-free zones at schools, parks and daycares. Other buys were made at businesses in the area.

Detectives say they expect to seize at least 10 cars that were used to transport and sell the illegal drugs by the suspects.

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