Police arrest 22 in central Ohio drug sweep

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MARION, Ohio (AP) -- Police say the arrest of 22 people on drug charges this week should put a dent in central Ohio's heroin trade.

Police in Marion, about 45 miles north of Columbus, said they arrested 22 people during a sweep in the city on Wednesday following a four-month investigation.

Investigators said suspected drug dealers from Marion, Detroit and Chicago were sought in the drug task force's round-up. Heroin, cocaine and marijuana were seized during the operation.

Most of the defendants are charged with trafficking or possessing drugs, or permitting drug abuse. Marion police Maj. Jay McDonald said he expects additional charges will be filed as the investigation continues.

Other suspects are being sought.

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