Law enforcement, K-9s search Fayetteville’s Goodyear plant for drugs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Multiple law enforcement agencies, assisted with K-9 officers, swept Fayetteville’s Goodyear plant Tuesday searching for narcotics.

Cumberland County deputies said the sweep was requested by Goodyear to ensure it has a safe working environment.

Multiple agencies with at least 20 canines searched parking lots and buildings surrounding the 53-acre property.

“I’m not aware that they have any drug use or drug problems here. We’ve done undercover investigations here in years passed. We do frequent sweeps, we come out whenever they have bomb threats and we run our bomb detection dogs through,” said Sean Swain with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

In 2010, a total of 16 employees were fired from the Ramsey Street plant after drug possession and drug trafficking charges.

But no drugs were found Tuesday.

Goodyear is Cumberland County’s largest private employer with 2,500 employees helping to manufacture 32,000 tires a day.

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