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Thursday, July 27, 2017

50 indicted in large Eastern Shore drug bust

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. – Fifty people were indicted on drug related charges following a 16 month investigation called “Operation Firecracker.”

The long term undercover narcotic investigation was conducted by the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force, which is made up of personnel from the Accomack and Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.

The indictments on the charges are for over 100 separate drug charges involving heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, prescription drugs and felony firearms violations.

In order to locate the people wanted for the drug offenses, four traffic checkpoints in Northampton County and 16 home visits by probation and parole. According to police, 102 sealed indictments were served in Accomack County and Northampton County, 131 traffic summons were issued, six other outstanding warrants were served, one person was charged with DUI and one person was charged with being intoxicated in public.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just when you don't think our LEO's are doing anything (since its not reported), a report like this shows they are always doing something.

Great job LEOs - keep on keepin on!!!!! You are truly appreciated by most!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

And it only cost several millions dollars to arrest 100 people. Who will all be back on the streets this year. Also no dent at all in the drug market.. Just freed up some corner space for new younger dealers... The drug war only makes things much worse and it a huggggggge waste of our money

Anonymous said...

So I guess we should just give up and make heroin and cocaine a free open air drug market...you are crazy...

Anonymous said...

That is VA. Limelight Lewis is out there looking for revenue to buy more toys.

Anonymous said...

Please people this is only to pacify the masses, law enforcement knows they can't keep up the drug epidemic. They exploit misdemeanor paraphernalia, possession charges here in wicomico county like their making a difference

Anonymous said...

Please people this is only to pacify the masses, law enforcement knows they can't keep up the drug epidemic. They exploit misdemeanor paraphernalia, possession charges here in wicomico county like their making a difference

Anonymous said...

This needs to be done in Wicomico County! Where do you think all the drugs are coming from and being stored? But the right people are being paid to look the other way.

Anonymous said...

Awesome work by such small agencies. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Drugs are coming from Philadelphia, at least the heroin is. I have a problem with 4 different traffic checkpoints were set up.

Anonymous said...

IF I were to see an open drug market I would not know who to report it to.

ALSO I don't want to give my name and see it printed on a report that is open to any attorney in town. Lets face it..(at one time) ..they were some of the best clients for these guys.

When I see something that I know is illegal going on (car jacking, etc....I....along with most of the population just look the other way so as to not be caught up in either side.

bayman said...

I saw a drug deal going down at the store on the road that goes to Mount Vernon across from McDonald's in Princess Anne. The buyer was parked in the lot to the right of the store and just sitting there and then a black man drove up behind him in a blue car. The buyer got out, walked to the car and handed the car driver something and the guy handed him something back and then they both drove away. Whole thing only took 5 seconds. Better keep an eye out on that place police officers.