Dozens Arrested In Jones County Operation Zero Tolerance

The Jones County Sheriff's Office and the Maysville Police Department kicked off "Phase One" of Operation Zero Tolerance Wednesday.

Sheriff Heath implemented the program to combat the illicit drug problem in Jones County. Lawmen teamed up with the NC State Bureau of Investigation and NC Alcohol Law Enforcement to make dozens of arrests during the first phase.

Lawmen were able to arrest several individuals involved in the illegal drug trade, as well as those with outstanding warrants. Criminals were found not only in Jones, but Onslow and Craven Counties as well.

“Phase One” of the operation netted over 70 arrest warrants served. These arrests consisted of over 90 felony charges and over 30 misdemeanor charges. Additional arrests from “Phase One” are still pending. “Operation Zero Tolerance” will continue with additional phases as active drug investigations are concluded.


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  • by FAILURE Location: USA on Jun 3, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    We've been in a "War on Drugs" for FORTY YEARS NOW!!! 2.5 TRILLION spent, millions locked up, made criminals billionares!! caused the murder of thousands and drug use has NOT decreased, in fact it has INCREASED in some areas. Prohibition does NOT work. Addiction is a disease!! Do we lock up cancer patients??!! We made certain drugs illegal e.g. marijuana, because of social/cultural associations and NOT science. Countrys that have decxriminalized drug use have had their drug use rates DECREASE i.e Portugal, Austraila. Take a look!!!! DRUG WAR HAS FAILED!!!!!
  • by I seen 'em 'round on Jun 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    The local sheriff and his boys have been staking out, hiding out, watching, waiting to pounce! You drug boys better get your stuff together and tie up those loose ends. You're about to go visit the pokie. See ya in 6 months!
  • by ls Location: nb on Jun 3, 2011 at 06:23 AM
    they'll be back on streets soon...they can afford lawyers and will buy judges! And...when is someone gonna crack down on the physicians constantly writing unnecessary prescriptions for the pillheads??? Doctors are at fault with that.
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      by Toni on Jun 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM in reply to ls
      When more family members threaten to sue the doctors for writing unnecessary prescriptions. I know someone who threatened her husbands dr. with a lawsuit because he was writing unneeded scripts for pain killers.
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        by Tyler on Jun 3, 2011 at 04:44 PM in reply to Toni
        When and if, you ever have a friend or relative suffering from a disease such as cancer, and they are experiencing severe pain, then I suggest you let them scream in agony till death substitutes for pain medication.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Jun 3, 2011 at 03:59 AM
    NC hiways and biways are going to so gorgeous. What with all the "chain gangs" that are being put together.
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      by Toni on Jun 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM in reply to 250
      You know if they would go back to that instead of giving them better than probably what they came from more people might be less willing to break the law. Criminals make places ugly, lets make them clean it up!
  • by Harold Location: NC on Jun 3, 2011 at 03:50 AM
    Way to go. Keep it up. Now if we can only get the sorry court system to do something other than take money from them and throw them back on our streets as if they were suddenly good upstanding citizens.
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      by Ditto on Jun 3, 2011 at 06:35 AM in reply to Harold
      you nailed it, Harold!
  • by Impressed Location: JC on Jun 3, 2011 at 03:50 AM
    Good job. Another promise kept!
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