9 arrested in fourth round of NC drug operation


See photos of those busted in Operation Who’s Next


BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – Nine more people have been charged as part of round four of a new local campaign from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.

Operation Who’s Next is a joint drug enforcement campaign coordinated by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, the Morehead City Police Department and the district attorney’s office. It targets suspects engaged in illegal drug sales in Carteret County.

In the first three rounds of the operation 32 suspects were arrested. Over 100 drug dealers have been targeted.

“Over the coming weeks we will continue making arrests. Just like during ‘Operation Pill Crusher,’ people will be wondering, ‘Who’s next?’ ” Sheriff Asa Buck said.

Operation Who’s Next follows last year’s very successful campaign titled “Operation Pill Crusher.”

That operation saw the arrest of more than 100 drug dealers and resulted in substantial active prison sentences and periods of probation.

The Sheriff and District Attorney say they plan to release a final report on “Operation Pill Crusher” at a later date.

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