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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Operation Tooth Fairy Press Conference

WHEN:       Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM

WHERE:     Wilmington Police Department

                        Blue Room

                        615 Bess Street

                        Wilmington, NC 28401

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the sentencing of multiple defendants in a multi-year heroin and heroin/fentanyl mixture conspiracy investigation in New Hanover, Brunswick, Bladen, Duplin, and Sampson Counties.  The case included one of the largest fentanyl seizures in the history of New Hanover County.  The following agencies took part in the Operation:  The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit, New Hanover, Duplin and Sampson County Sheriff’s Offices, Elizabethtown Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the North Carolina Department of Probation and Parole Security Threat Group.

In addition to United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. we anticipate members of the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover and Duplin County Sheriff’s Offices and New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office to be present at this event.

Updated April 3, 2019