19 arrested in Prince William County drug bust

Mugshots of people arrested from left to right, Justice Edward Ansah, Donnie Sagoe Buah, Michael Nicholas Ceglie, Sean Anthony Cephus, Oscar Leonel Chavarria Gonzalez, Lizvit Juarez Corral, Joel Manuel Correa, Antonio Giovanni Defranks, Sergio Alexander Diaz, Nicholas Aaron Fox, Ryan Patrick Gulley, Devante Marquis Jackson, Christina Maria King, Pedro Agustin Orozco-Rotela, Hozan Pourdel, Stanley Anthony Robertson, Matthew Scott Schuetz, Desmond Amante Spates, Luke William Stowe. (Photo courtesy WJLA/Prince William County Police)

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) – Officials say 19 people have been arrested in a drug sting in Prince William County.

Authorities say the arrests are the result of a four-month undercover investigation focused on the sale of drugs to teenage users.

The sting, dubbed “Operation Growing Pains,” culminated in police executing 26 search warrants on Friday and seizing an array of pills, marijuana, cash and weapons.

Police say those arrested were selling drugs to teenagers. Several of them are teenagers themselves, with some as young as 16

The sting began after two area high school students were killed in drug-related incidents.

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