A two-year effort to disrupt narcotic trafficking in Madison County has led to the indictments of nearly a dozen suspected drug dealers. And this time, the charges are coming from the Feds.
It's the culmination of a joint effort by several law enforcement agencies with support from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Through the efforts of these officers and the cooperation of the United State's Attorney's Office, there have been eleven indictments handed down from the Federal Grand Jury.
Because the indictments are federal, defendants face up to life in federal prison and fines up to $4 million. With a federal drug conviction, there is no probation and no parole. As of this date, several of the defendants have plead guilty, a few have made bond, and four are awaiting trial.