MEBANE, North Carolina — No charges have been filed in a shooting involving narcotics officers near the Alamance-County line on Wednesday.
Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team "ANET" officers were investigating a drug tip in the area of Mebane Oaks Road around 5 p.m.
While conducting surveillance in the area, the officers reported multiple shots fired in their direction. No one was injured.
SBI Deputy Director Gerald Thomas said a home that was the subject of the drug investigation was searched, and several people were detained. He said no drugs were found during the search.
Thomas explained that no charges were filed because there was not enough evidence that the people in the home were shooting at officers. He said it's not clear what they were shooting at.
Thomas said the incident was not a shoot-out and officers did not fire back. He said ANET turned over information from yesterday's events to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. The office will determine if any charges could come later.
ANET is made up of multiple law enforcement agencies, including SBI officers. Initially, it wasn't clear what agency was handling the investigation, because the home is so close to the Alamance-Orange County line. We're told SBI is taking charge of the case - that's according to Burlington Police Asst. Chief Chris Gaddis.