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50 people facing drug charges after Lee County roundup

Published On: Feb 26 2013 09:28:30 PM CST
LEE COUNTY, Va. -

Authorities spent much of the day Tuesday rounding up 50 people  facing drug charges in Lee County, Virginia.

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons told us 44 of the arrests were for state charges, while six face federal charges.    

Parsons said some of the six who face federal charges stem from the Pennington Gap police case.

"They're gun and drug charges [and] conspiracy. A lot of it ties to the former chief of Pennington Gap, and some of that activity went on there with drug distribution," Parsons told us.

Parsons went on to say the meth problem in the county is beginning to rise with Lee County's close proximity to the Tennessee state line.