Operation Shark Attack Targets Military, Civilians

A four month long investigation into the use and sale of drugs by both civilians and military personnel has netted 14 arrests, and eight more are pending.

Operation Shark Attack began last September and focused on the beach areas of Onslow County along with Camp Lejeune and New River air Station.

As part of the investigation, authorities raided Wednesday the New York Corner Deli in Surf City and a home in North Topsail Beach. There they arrested three deli employees: Joey Hoffman, Billy Hoffman and Christopher Christensen on various drug charges.

Investigators say they are withholding the names of other people arrested so they can protect this ongoing operation.

To date lawmen have purchase or seized over 133 grams of marijuana, 46 dosages or prescription narcotics, 9.6 grams of powder cocaine, 11.8 grams of rock cocaine, and 3 units of ecstasy.


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  • by ???? Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    protecting the names real criminals? I guess that's what the good old boys do to protect themselves!
  • by voter2 Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 07:58 PM
    This is the best deli south of the mason-dixon line!!! This story is blown out of proportion.... How come what was found in the 2 searches wasn't reported???? Rednecks hating on the northland? maybe....
  • by voter Location: nc on Jan 25, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    "NEW YORK DELI" says it all. welcome to the south. try not to trample anyone at walmart.
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