Onslow Co. Arrest 17 People on Drug Charges As Part of Operation H.O.P.E.

Onslow Co. Arrest 17 People on Drug Charges As Part of Operation H.O.P.E.

photo credit:  Lukassek // Shutterstock

Onslow County just finished its fifth drug roundup this year, resulting in the arrest of 17 people. The arrest were made as a part of Operation H.O.P.E., Heroin Opiate Prevention Education Organization, which focuses on helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addictions in the Verona, Sneads Ferry and Holly Ridge areas.

Information from citizens of Sneads Ferry, obtained through controlled bus and drug operations, was used to make the arrests. According to WNCT, the Sheriff’s Office said they are eliminating the larger sources of heroin in Onslow County, and that these actions have significantly reduced the spread of the epidemic.

The operation was conducted on Thursday, targeting a total of 21 people. As of Friday, 17 have been arrested.

Written by Clarke Jones

Instagram