Police officers across the county are searching for and arresting more than 60 suspected drug dealers today who are facing felony charges for dealing or possessing methamphetamine, Franklin police said.

Multiple drug dealing investigations have been underway by the Franklin Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for months, resulting in today’s focused roundup, where teams from local, state and federal agencies attempt to find and arrest the suspects.

In total, 63 people are facing charges, which have already been filed by Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

Today’s roundup would bring the total number of suspected drug dealers arrested this year to more than 100. In March, 43 suspected drug dealers from mostly Johnson and Marion counties were arrested on charges of dealing methamphetamine, heroin, synthetic drugs or other narcotics as a result of multiple investigations by Franklin police.

Sheriff’s office deputies, U.S. Marshals and police officers from Franklin, Indiana State Police, Edinburgh, Trafalgar, Bargersville and New Whiteland are searching for the suspects now.

A news conference is planned for this afternoon.

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Michele Holtkamp is editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mholtkamp@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2774.