A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
Operation Goldrush is the name of the two-year investigation that resulted in the dismantling of an international drug cell in Wayne County.
At a press conference Friday, federal, state and local law enforcement announced the sentencing of Mexican attorney Alfredo Granados-Garcia. Lawmen say he ran a major drug operation with a substantial base in Wayne County, but officials say Granados-Garcia's cocaine trafficking didn't stop there.
The drug organization was connected to the Gulf cartel in Mexico with distribution operations in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. Officials say Granados-Garcia is about as big as it gets when it comes to drug dealers. He received a sentence of 30 years in prison and deportation.