24 pounds of meth with an estimated total value of $1.97 million were taken after a six-month investigation in North Carolina, according to Fox News.
Reports are claiming that the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office remarked on Thursday that 14 people were arrested after search warrants were provided in the meth trafficking case. Those who were arrested are facing several charges, including the conspiracy to traffic meth and aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise. Another woman arrested is charged with harboring a fugitive.
On top of this, a shocking total of 43 firearms were seized during the bust. The police certainly weren't anticipating that they would arrest so many people, and they certainly were not ready to be taking 43 guns.
The Independent Tribune writes that vast sums of money were also taken during the bust.
Reports claim that the arrests were made after a joint investigation by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Police Department, N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, N.C. Highway Patrol, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Morganton Department of Public Safety and the Prosecutorial District 29A District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation focused on the distribution of meth in the McDowell and Rutheford counties, according to the Independent Tribune. It was determined by authorities that the drugs were coming in from the Atlanta area and into McDowell and Rutheford for distribution within those countries.
The drugs, in other words, were headed directly to the streets for buying and selling. Authorities are glad they were able to catch this 24 pounds worth of meth before they hit the streets.
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