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Last Friday (August 19), the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office conducted a one-day initiative entitled “Operation Back to School” along with the assistance of the Taylorsville Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety K-9 Unit.
Operation Back to School was a joint interdiction effort to help with crime prevention and the fight against drugs in Alexander County. This operation was conducted in the areas of NC Highway 127, NC Highway 90 East, and US Highway 64 East from approximately 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The operation resulted in five arrests on charges including flee to elude arrest, driving while impaired, a traffic violation, and two outstanding warrants. In addition, there were 67 traffic violations issued.
As a result of this operation, there are continuing narcotics investigations. The Sheriff’s Office K-9s, along with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety K-9s assisted in this operation. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman thanked Taylorsville Police Department, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for their assistance in this operation.