14 rounded up on drug conspiracy charges in four counties

Suspects from Richmond, McDuffie, Lincoln and Warren counties in custody

THOMSON - Local, state and fed­eral law enforcement officers have arrested 14 of 18 people indicted by a federal grand jury on drug conspiracy charges.

The defendants taken into custody Monday morning were from Richmond, McDuffie, Warren and Lincoln counties, authorities said. The indictments remain sealed by court order, and names of the defendants were not released Monday.

On May 24, officers with search warrants converged on eight homes in McDuffie County.