KWTX reported that 40 arrests have been made in the Central Texas area in the last seven months due to a meth probe investigation by authorities.

Many different branches of law enforcement began making arrests on Thursday around 5:30 a.m.. The branches of law enforcement included U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents, Llano County deputies, Department of Public Safety troopers, Texas Rangers, National Guard intelligence analysts and the Llano County District Attorney’s Office.

By 12:00 p.m., authorities had arrested 20 culprits, and only a few remained at large. Other arrests were made in the investigation, and brought the total of arrests up to 39.

District Attorney Sonny McAfee in a press release said, “DEA supplied personnel and resources to launch an extensive investigation into the trafficking network, which culminated in the arrests to this point."

McAfee also added, "This network of traffickers brought drugs into our communities, distributed drugs here, and also used our roadways as transit corridors for distribution to purchasers in surrounding counties."

Authorities also said that these arrests will greatly decrease the amount of illegal drug trafficking in the Central Texas area and surrounding areas in the future.