MARTIN COUNTY, Fla.-- The Martin County Sheriff's Office announced Friday the arrest of 21 people for various drug-related charges.
Narcotics detectives have been working on a large scale drug operation where undercover detectives have purchased a number of illegal drugs from local dealers in our area.
Heroin, LSD, crack, marijuana and fentanyl were among the drugs seized
It was part of Operation Doolittle, named by the sheriff after a World War II raid.
Beginning Wednesday, detectives and narcotics teams began arresting people all around the county, from Jensen Beach, Stuart, Indiantown, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound.
FOX 29 cameras were there as several people were arrested in Indiantown.
Deputies say arrest operations like these are effective at gaining the most arrests in a short period of time. Within the first few hours of arrests being made, deputies say word spreads quickly to other people who could be arrested.
Arrest teams inundate the neighborhoods where they are making arrests, making it easier for them to quickly round up more suspects.
Many times, they will run.
One individual, Quinton Mike, 20, tried to run once he arrived to the jail. Deputies found him and arrested him again near the intersection of Monterey Road and Dixie Highway.
His bond was later set at $500,000.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office has been working on this operation since February.
The arrests are only a first round of more arrests planned in the future.
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