Thirty-one people were indicted this week on 74 charges related to illegal drug activity. As of Friday, 19 people had been arrested.

The indictments were handed down by an Alleghany County Circuit Court grand jury following an investigation by the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force.

The arrests are part of “Operation Pipe Dream.”

The task force is comprised of officers from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, the Bath County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Department of State Police.

The task force was assisted by the Covington and Clifton Forge police departments. 

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