Amherst Co Sheriff's Dept. Drug Arrests Increases to 91 People

Amherst, VA - Two days after they started their massive round-up, Amherst County deputies are still making arrests.

"Operation Avalanche" is the largest drug operation the county has ever had in place.

So far, the Sheriff's Office says they've arrested 91 people; 17 people are still at large.

Many of the charges filed against the group involve selling drugs ranging from marijuana to meth.

In some alleged cases, investigators say the individuals were selling drugs near area schools.