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Tomah area drug-roundup nets 28 people

Twenty-eight people have been arrested for illegally selling prescription narcotics in west central Wisconsin.

Authorities say a number of those suspects are due in court today (Tuesday) and four others are still being sought.

Nineteen of those arrested are from Tomah. Arrest warrants were issued in Monroe, Juneau and Sauk counties for people from 18- to 62-years-old.

Authorities spent almost three months focusing on the illegal sales of drugs like morphine, Vicodin and Oxycontin.

Monroe County District Attorney Dan Cary said the operation involved smaller groups instead of a large drug-ring.

Tomah Police Chief Wes Revels said the distribution of pharmaceuticals has expanded to the point where it should be considered an epidemic.