Drug bust this morning

SARANAC LAKE – A multi-agency roundup of suspected drug dealers took place this morning here and elsewhere in Franklin County.

Eighteen Saranac Lake suspects were targeted in raids of apartment houses and homes conducted by teams of law-enforcement personnel. Twelve suspects were in custody as of 9:30 a.m. The rest were still being sought.

Village police led the roundup with the assistance of state police, Tupper Lake village police, Franklin County sheriff’s deputies, U.S Customs and Border Protection and other agencies.

Police agencies served 36 arrest warrants countywide, according to District Attorney Derek Champagne.

More information will be online today and in Thursday’s Enterprise.