LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Federal authorities say 26 people have been indicted in connection with one of the largest cocaine operations discovered in the Louisville area.
Tom Gorman of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Louisville office said the operation was worth about $5 million.
Gorman says the operation distributed an average of 220 pounds of cocaine per month in the Louisville area.
The Courier-Journal reported Thursday that Gorman called indicted Taylorsville resident Michael A. McCarthy Jr. the head of the operation. McCarthy was indicted in May along with 25 others on several counts of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute various amounts of cocaine.
Others indicted listed residences in Louisville and Taylorsville.
Authorities say the investigation also resulted in the seizure of millions in cash and numerous weapons such as assault rifles.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
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