Manatee deputies arrest 30 as part of undercover drug operation

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office on Friday arrested 30 people on drug-related charges, as part of a four-month undercover investigation.

During the past four month, undercover deputies conducted numerous investigations that resulted in 112 arrest warrants for 50 suspects, according to a news release.

The drugs involved include Oxycodone, cocaine and marijuana.

During Friday's operation, gang unit deputies saw evidence of cooking crack cocaine inside of a residence in the 5200 block of 15th Street Court East. Deputies obtained a search warrant and found rock cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, Oxycodone and a handgun.