81-year-old man among 19 arrested in Seminole County drug bust

Undercover operation found 5 dealers, 11 buyers

Published On: Apr 10 2013 12:56:10 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2013 01:17:55 PM EDT

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday arrested 19 people involved in a narcotics and prescription drugs operation, including an 81-year-old man.

The City County Investigative Bureau began investigating the group in September 2012 after they received complaints about drug activity in the area.

The investigation discovered five people as the suspected primary dealers. They were arrested on charges of attempting to traffic in illegal drugs, conspiracy to traffic in illegal drugs, and conspiracy to sell or deliver illegal drugs.

The agents also arrested 11 people on suspicion of purchasing drugs. They face charges of solicitation to deliver controlled substances.

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