60 arrested on drug charges in Covington after four month investigation

COVINGTON -- A four month investigation led Northern Kentucky authorities to make 60 arrests Thursday for various criminal offenses involving illegal drugs.

During the investigation, authorities sought an end to part of the region's growing heroin problem. They looked for illicit narcotics sales around the Madison Avenue business district, and along Scott, Greenup, Pike and Philadelphia streets, Covington Police Chief Spike Jones said.

The 60 suspects illegally sold drugs, including heroin, that were possibly lethal, Jones said. He discovered that several of the suspects have previous criminal records.

Covington police received help from the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Kentucky Probation and Parole, the Kentucky National Guard and the FBI to carry out the investigation.

The suspects' identities were not immediately released.

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