Dozens of suspected drug suspects were taken off the streets Friday morning.

Dickenson County sheriff Bobby Hammons tells us they planned to arrest about 40 people wanted for drug-related crimes after an 18-month investigation. They arrested several Friday morning.

The suspects were being booked into jail, where they will spend the weekend before appearing in court for a bond hearing on Monday.

News 5's Lyndsey Price will have much more on the impact of this raid online and tonight on News 5.