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Iredell County pursuing 39 drug suspects

Early Tuesday, more than a dozen Iredell County sheriff’s deputies and plain clothes detectives  fanned out across Iredell County in an effort to serve felony drug warrants on 39 suspects.

This drug suspect roundup, named “Operation Zero Tolerance” is the culmination of several months of surveillance operations, along with undercover investigations and purchases of illegal narcotics and prescription medication from these suspects by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit.

Sheriff Darren E. Campbell said, “I promised the citizens of Iredell County my office would be very aggressive in its efforts to enforce drug laws, and to especially target and go after repeat offenders and convicted felons who continue to plague our county by selling drugs and committing other types of crimes.

“Let me be absolutely clear, these people we are going after today sell drugs. They sold drugs, possessed drugs or assisted in selling drugs directly to undercover investigators. They hurt our community by diminishing the quality of life in the neighborhoods they live in as well as provide an outlet for people who commit other types of crimes like robberies, breaking and entering or burglaries to gain money to buy the drugs they sell.

“We will continue to conduct these types of operations and want to thank the community for providing this office with information either by telling my deputies and investigators directly, or by submitting information to us through our website.”

The following individuals were either arrested or are wanted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any information as to where these suspects can be located, please contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 or dial 911.

For a complete list, please see photos.

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