The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office arrested at least 50 individuals last month as part of Operation Autumn Harvest. There were 20 additional warrants that law enforcement officers were unable to serve as part of the operation.
Many of the suspects that were arrested as part of the operation stand accused of various drug crimes. Most of those individuals were identified after having purchased drugs from uncover officers or after being tipped off by police informants over the past few months. Private citizens also reached out to law enforcement to report potential suspected drug activity.
During the operation, they rounded up suspects that are alleged to have sold or purchased heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office noted that they often launch these types of operations in hopes of identifying and putting pressure on drug dealers to leave the area. A previous operation back in April resulted in 40 arrests. Most of the suspects were also arrested on drug charges during that operation.
The sheriff’s office notes that they’re ready and willing to help people who want to get help with their drug problem. They note that they’ll continue to come after those individuals who want to remain in the shadows and continue to sell or purchase drugs.
Many individuals who are arrested for drug crimes think that their life has spiraled so far out of control that there is no hope for them. There is hope though. If you’ve developed a drug addiction and you want help, then you may qualify to participate in an alternative sentencing program.
A criminal defense attorney can advise you whether you may be eligible to enroll in one of these programs here in Statesville. They can also advise you of your rights in your case here in North Carolina.