Undercover campaign produces results for Rocky Mount

Operation Fall Harvest, a 3 month narcotics investigation, led to 53 arrests in Rocky Mount
October 11, 2012 12:25:16 PM PDT
This fall, the harvest is reaping more than just crops. Rocky Mount police are using "Operation Fall Harvest" to crackdown on drug crime.

More than five law enforcement agencies came together Thursday to announce the results of a two day drug crackdown in Rocky Mount. So far, 58 people have been arrested.

"Men and women are still bringing people in that they're arresting today," said Scott Parker, with the U.S. Marshal Service. "That shows the dedication of the federal, state, and local working together."

"Over 200 charges -- that's 200 warrants on felons in the City of Rocky Mount. We're seized two handguns," said Rocky Mount Police Chief James C. Moore. "We've conducted five search warrants, over $2,500 in cash taken from illegal proceeds."

The U.S. Marshals Service helped with the undercover investigation -- targeting drug dealers and stores that sold paraphernalia. Police say they seized more than 100 grams of drugs -and the crackdown won't end there

"This is just the beginning," said Moore. "We'll have more operations in the future. We will persevere."

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