WAPANUCKA, Okla. (KTEN) — Three young children have been rescued from a Wapanucka residence where, investigators say, a total of eight adults were arrested on charges related to drug trafficking and distribution.

Johnston County Sheriff Gary Dodd said two of the three children tested positive for methamphetamine. The children — all under age 10 — have been placed in a safe environment by state welfare officials.

In a statement, Dodd said the case began "just a little over a month ago" when a traffic stop generated information and evidence resulting in a search warrant.

The individuals who were arrested — four men and three women — were not identified by Dodd, but he did share their mug shots on Facebook.

"We will continue to aggressively and proactively protect our communities' children, and go after those who would harm them as this is one of our top priorities," the sheriff said in a written statement.