Nick McWilliams reporting – A large-scale Drug Enforcement Agency operation has taken substantial quantities of illicit drugs out of circulation in Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Operation Last Mile recovered more than 200 pounds of meth and over 3.8 million lethal doses of fentanyl from the three states, linked to the Sinaloa and Jalisco Cartels from Mexico.

The Detroit Division of the DEA, which handled operations in the Ohio, brought in over 20,600 pills, 151 pounds of powder, more than $5.8 million, and 360 firearms.

The year-long operation nationwide netted over 3,300 arrests, and confiscated 44 million pills, 6,500 pounds of powder, 91,000 pounds of meth, nearly 8,500 firearms, and over $100 million.

The DEA noted a large numbers of investigations were linked to the usage of social media by cartel members and associates to coordinate shipments and connect with buyers.

Further indictments and arrests are expected related to the large-scale operation.

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