Members of the Highlands County, Florida Special Operations Unit, along with federal drug investigators, searched a Sebring residence.

They found methamphetamine, marijuana, oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

For more than a year, the Special Operations Unit had much fewer deputies than usual assigned to work cases there, but with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office filling some openings, more deputies have been assigned to the unit in the last few months.

Statistics provided by the sheriff’s office seem to indicate an increase in drug arrests this year.