Fifty Headed To Prison On Drug Charges In Eastern Carolina

More than fifty drug dealers from the east have been convicted and are now behind bars serving time in federal prison following a multi-agency drug investigation.

Dubbed "Operation Cold Wind", members of the Wilson and Nash County Sheriffs' Offices teamed up with the SBI, Wilson police department, and the U. S. Attorney's office to launch a three year investigation into drug trafficking in the Wilson and Nash county areas.

Over $850,000 worth of drugs were seized, along with nearly half-a-million dollars in cash, and 35 guns.

Investigators say the drugs can be traced back to Mexican drug cartels, and that the cartels are using eastern North Carolina as a distribution point on an increasing basis.

Members of the task force say they're pleased with their results so far and the convictions, but they plan to continue investigating drug activity in the area.


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  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Apr 24, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    great job instead of sending to prison send them over there to fight and bring our young men and women home who has clean records and let's take care of them who are worth the free medicl care and such.we need to clean out our prison systems and deth row and send them all over there who wants to sell drugs and kill people.that way all the freebies will stop.anyway great job on the drugs
  • by clean it up! Location: nc on Apr 22, 2010 at 05:14 PM
    Good job getting these crooks off the streets! Roll on down to Duplin Co. It's infested with the same!!
  • by CHAM Location: GTOWN on Apr 22, 2010 at 06:30 AM
    JOB WELL DONE. THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION. OUR GOVERMENT SHOULD TREAT DRUG CARTELS LIKE TERIORIST, WE SHOULD HAVE A DEDICATED MILITARY ORGANIZATION LIKE SPECIAL FORCES TO PROTECT THE U.S. NATION AND IS TERITORIES FROM IT,S BORDERS. THIS SPECIAL FORCES SHOULD TRACK AND ELIMINATE THEM IN OUR HOME LAND. THIS IS A WAR AGAINST TERIORST HAPPENING IN OUR LAND.
  • by ls Location: nb on Apr 21, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    Wish Pamlico would get on the bandwagon....have even told sheriff's dept who, what and where a major seller of Rx pills and meth is located....haven't touched it yet for 3 yrs!!!
  • by Great News! Location: Rocky Mount on Apr 21, 2010 at 10:46 AM
    This is a big step in the right direction. Thank you to all who participated in the operation.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Apr 20, 2010 at 11:07 PM
    Glad to be rid of them! Hats off to the agencies involved.
  • by to Will on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:32 PM
    You make about as much sense as all the deaths caused by alcohol should be blamed on the manufacturers of alcohol. Don't be ignorant, don't blame me for all the violence attributed to cartels because I choose to smoke pot. If I could, I would grow my own, for my own use, and take away any profit that would otherwise be made by any criminal enterprise. And by the way, why did you choose to use potheads instead of cocaine or heroin users, which are by far a more violent lifestyle and more pertaining to the story ?
  • by gerald Location: aurora on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:22 PM
    drugs and crime low in beaufort county--john--every where you look there is a drug problem--low street dealers are being caught while the real dealers are getting rich--war on drugs--thats a joke ====well get ready for the real war because the cartels are crossing the border now
  • by Bozo on Apr 20, 2010 at 06:22 PM
    Good! But we have to feed the dummies now. They still win.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Apr 20, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    May God bless the officers for making Eastern Carolina a little safer.
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