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LUFKIN, Texas — A drug sweep in East Texas has led to 14 arrests and efforts to seize $1 million in alleged trafficking money.

Federal prosecutors say the yearlong investigation targeted the Lufkin and Nacogdoches (na-kuh-DOH’-chis) area. The arrests were announced late Thursday.

A 12-count indictment returned March 17 includes charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and weapons counts. A separate indictment charges three suspects with conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

Prosecutors also seek forfeiture of six pieces of property and multiple vehicles.

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