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High drug activity in Supply neighborhood has residents on edge

People who live along Seashore Hills Road in Supply say drug activity in their neighborhood is high. People who live along Seashore Hills Road in Supply say drug activity in their neighborhood is high.
Linda Thompson lives in the area and said criminals tried to shoot into her home with a BB gun. Linda Thompson lives in the area and said criminals tried to shoot into her home with a BB gun.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies in Brunswick County arrested over 50 people earlier this week as part of "Operation Spring Sweep."

While the Vice-Narcotics Unit arrested a significant amount of people, some say deputies missed a few spots on their search for drug offenses.

People who live along Seashore Hills Road in Supply say drug activity in their neighborhood is high.

Linda Thompson lives in the area and said criminals tried to shoot into her home with a BB gun. Now, her back door is shattered in pieces – and so is her peace of mind.

"I'm scared to just walk out my front door coming and going because of all the drug activity," said Thompson.

She says things have changed in the 25 years of living in the neighborhood.

Thompson said she sees drug dealing right in front of her driveway and has started writing down the license plate numbers of suspicious vehicles in the area. She's emailed the sheriff requesting more patrols.

"I want to feel safe and know that I can walk out of my door and ride down the street safely," said Thompson.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said they are aware that drug activity is one of the biggest issues in the county, but said commenting on any specific area or neighborhood could jeopardize any ongoing investigations or operations.

The sheriff's office did, however, say deputies make a lot of drug arrests based on tips from the community. So, if you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, contact the sheriff's office right away.

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