‘Operation: Heavyweight’ nabs 54 drug suspects in Nassau County

Published on October 4, 2022 at 2:38 pm

A monthslong, multi-agency investigation named “Operation: Heavyweights” has resulted in 54 arrests and the seizure of hundreds of pounds of illegal narcotics, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper announced Tuesday.

According to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, its Joint Narcotics Task Force has been investigating numerous people, their homes and other areas with a high volume of illegal drug activity in various communities throughout the county.

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A total of 54 arrests were made between April to August, Leeper said. Of those arrested, according to the Sheriff’s Office, 25 people were from Fernandina Beach, 11 from Yulee, five from Georgia, five from Hilliard, five from Callahan, two from Jacksonville and one from Lake City.

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