Tribal and local authorities arrested 36 people in a large prescription drug abuse bust on the Fort Peck Reservation. Roosevelt County Sheriff Freedom Crawford launched "Operation New Beginning" after noticing an increase in the trafficking of prescription drugs in the county and on the reservation. He said most of the drugs originate from two pharmacies in the county and two Indian Health Service pharmacies on the reservation. The investigation initially identified 40 suspects but Crawford said hundreds of people sell prescription drugs in the county and on the reservation. "This is the tip of the iceberg," Crawford told The Great Falls Tribune. "I guarantee you there will be more arrests made." Get the Story:
36 arrested in Fort Peck drug bust (The Great Falls Tribune 11/24)
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