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Several Suspects Charged In Burke County Arrest Roundup

17 suspects have been charged in a Burke County law enforcement operation. The individuals implicated in the effort face charges including various drug counts and probation violation. The suspects listed addresses in Morganton, Connelly Springs, Valdese, and Hickory.

On June 19 and June 20 the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, NC Department of Adult Corrections Community Corrections/Probation and Parole, NC Department of Adult Corrections Special Operations and Intelligence Unit, United States Marshals Service/Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, United States Marshals Service, Valdese Police Department and the Morganton Department of Public Safety conducted a joint operation.

The effort focused on ensuring that high risk offenders are complying with court ordered conditions while, also, gaining information regarding narcotics activity, gang activity and ensuring sex offender compliance. During the operation, Probation Officers, assisted by Officers from the previously mentioned agencies, conducted compliance checks on offenders currently on supervised probation due to community complaints and information provided by law enforcement. Officers served numerous outstanding Probation and Post Release warrants on offenders.

At the conclusion of this operation, 30 searches were conducted. Out of those 30 searches, 17 arrests were made, and multiple firearms were seized for unlawful possession; cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl were also found and seized.