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Operation Conducted In Alexander County Results In Seizure Of Drugs, Cash

Operation Conducted In Alexander County Results In Seizure Of Drugs, Cash

Last Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, along with Taylorsville Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and North Carolina Department of Public Safety conducted a two-day “Operation Spring Clean” in the areas of NC Highway 16 North, NC Highway 127, NC Highway 16 South, and US Highway 64/90 East from approximately 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

The operation was a drug interdiction, which helps aid in the continuous fight against narcotics. During the course of “Operation Spring Clean”, numerous vehicles were stopped for various motor vehicle violations. The operation resulted in seven arrests. The suspects arrested included three for drug offenses, two for driving while impaired and two wanted persons. In addition there were 44 traffic violations cited by police during the operation.

Approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine, two grams of cocaine, $640 in cash, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and various pills were all seized. The Sheriff’s Office K-9s, along with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety K-9, assisted in this operation.

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman thanked the Taylorsville Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for their assistance in the operation.

[Photos taken during “Operation Spring Clean” courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff’s Office]