Operation 5-0 -Drug round-up nabs suspects

Michelle T. Bernard
O-N-E Reporter

A major round-up of individuals who allegedly engage in the sale of cocaine or crack cocaine was conducted Wednesday in Catawba County by more than 25 Hickory and Maiden police and Catawba county sheriff’s officers.

The Operation began at 12:30 p.m. in Newton. “Operation 5-0” involved a group of 50 suspects from the Hickory area who were wanted on more than 295 felony drug charges by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force. Of the 50 suspects, 12 had previously been arrested which left 38 on the street to be located by the officers.

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