Surry County, NC -- Surry County Sheriff's Deputies conducted an operation early Sunday morning that was no April Fools joke.
Before dawn they says 25 officers from the Surry County Sheriff's Office, the Mt. Airy Police Dept., the Dobson Police Depart., the Pilot Mountain Police Dept. and the Elkin Police Dept. gathered at the Sheriff's Office to be briefed on the plans for Operation April Fools.
The officers, armed with preassembled packets containing the suspects name, picture, and arrest warrants, went around the county to round up 31 suspected drug dealers. The charges included Sell and Delivery of Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Heroin, as well as various types of Prescription Medications. Other charges were related to Possession of precursor chemicals for the production of Methamphetamine and the growing and cultivation of Marijuana.
According to the news release, Operation April Fools was the result of months of investigation and undercover purchases by The Surry County Sheriff's Office and the Mt. Airy Police Dept. working in cooperation to target drug traffickers in Surry County and the surrounding areas. As of 11:30am Sunday more than twenty of the suspects had been located and arrested.
So far they have arrested 20 of the wanted suspects.
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