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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Enforcement Operation Nets Multiple Federal Drug & Violent Crime Defendants

Take Back North Carolina Initiative Results in 17 Arrests by the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force, Greenville Regional Drug Task Force & Other Partners

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

WHEN:     Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM

WHERE:    Nash County Commissioners Room

                120 W. Washington Street

                Nashville, NC 27856         

Re:       Enforcement Operation Nets Multiple Federal Drug & Violent Crime Defendants

Take Back North Carolina Initiative Results in 17 Arrests by the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force, Greenville Regional Drug Task Force & Other Partners

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the results of a warrant enforcement operation centered on cocaine and heroin distribution and violent crime in  Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, and Pitt Counties.  These Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and violent crime enforcement operations are part of the recently announced Take Back North Carolina Strategy to combat violent and drug crime in the Eastern District of North Carolina.  This initiative will bring the full weight and resources of the federal court system in the fight against crime in those counties.  The United States Attorney’s Office is working in partnership with District Attorneys’ Offices and federal, state, and local law enforcement. 

In addition to United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr., we anticipate members of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies involved with this operation to be present at this event.

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. For additional information please e-mail Don Connelly at usance.PublicInfoOfficer@usdoj.gov.  Please RSVP your intentions to attend the event.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 20, 2018