- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has indicted 51 people on cocaine distribution charges related to Operation 27.

The American Press reports (https://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) authorities had previously announced 39 arrests netted by the drug sting, but a grand jury on Thursday returned charges against 51 defendants.

Norvell Harris, for whom the operation was named, faces the most charges. He was indicted on 188 counts, 159 of those are conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

There were also 13 counts of conspiracy to manufacture cocaine and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Officials say Operation 27 was so named because Harris was arrested for the 27th time.

It was unclear whether those indicted have attorneys.

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