ICSO targets 31 accused of selling drugs in “Operation Spring Sweep”


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Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: In the early morning hours of Monday, February 19, 2018 numerous investigators and deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office fanned out across Iredell County in an attempt to arrest over 30 suspects who have arrest warrants for various drug crimes in what we area calling “Operation Spring Sweep”.

These investigations have been on-going, in addition to, the recent activities we have had in and around south Statesville. Hundreds of hours of surveillance, multiple witness and post arrest suspect interviews, and undercover hand to hand drug sales have culminated in this effort.

“We target and go after suspected dealers based on community input as well as other information we receive here at the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Repeat criminals are always on our radar and we will go after them vigorously every time. By arresting these suspects, we will make a dent in the drug business here in Iredell County. The drug business drives other types of crimes, larceny, break-in, robberies, prostitution and others. If you claim to have an addiction, please come and talk with us and we will help you all we can, however selling drugs is not the way to fight an addiction.

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