Progress is being made in the Chillicothe Police Departments crack-down on illegal drug activity.

Operation Stand-Up started last November.

Police Chief Roger Moore says the first phase is identifying troubled neighborhoods, phase 2 gets 24/7 patrolling and enforcement, then getting the community more involved in phase three.

Thus far, Operation Stand-Up has resulted in more than three-dozen arrests, with 14 being people from larger cities like Columbus and Cincinnati, who are shuttling their drugs to Chillicothe.