ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Local and federal authorities arrested 18 people Thursday morning in an investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs in the Rochester area.
The arrests stem from several months of work by Rochester police, the Southeast Minnesota Narcotics and Gang Task Force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. As part of "Operation Heatwave," law enforcement worked to find people believed to be involved in the sale and distribution of marijuana, crack cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine in Rochester.
Law enforcement carried out arrest warrants at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Seventeen people were arrested in the Rochester area and one person was arrested in Eau Claire, Wis. Authorities are seeking two more people.
Warrants led to the following arrests:
The 18 people arrested were taken to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center and are due in court on Friday.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.