Several people are arrested and several thousand dollars worth of drugs are off the street in Wise County, Virginia after multi-agency operation.

The Wise County Sheriff's Office tells us early Saturday morning multiple search and arrest warrants were issued in the Pound, Virginia area. They tell us the warrants were a result of a several month investigation into drug distribution, gambling, and animal cruelty due to chicken fighting.

In all, the sting consisted of the joint cooperation of Wise County Sheriff's Office SRT Sheriff's Response Team, Virginia State Police Tactical Team, Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau of Law Enforcement, Southwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Office, and Federal Authorities