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NASHVILLE — Dozens of suspects face more than 100 combined charges after a Tar River Regional Task Force special operation. Authorities arrested 38 suspects based on outstanding narcotic-related warrants in a effort dubbed Operation Groundhog.
Officials say the efforts were a results of the task force's investigative efforts based on Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone's directive to address drug problems in and around Nash County.
Authorities arrested several suspects in the Wilson County area including the towns of Lucama, Sharpsburg and Bailey. The operation kicked off last week and ended Tuesday.
Nash County officials said there were at least a dozen more suspects who have active outstanding warrants.
They said the Tar River Regional Task Force is actively seeking them.
The operation encompassed Nash and Edgecombe counties.
Officials said in addition to one pre-planned search conducted in Rocky Mount, there were five other searches as well. Officials seized more than 3 pounds of marijuana, 10.2 grams of crack cocaine and four bindles of heroin as a part of the operation.
Suspects from The Wilson Times' readership and circulation area are: