NAVASSA, NC (WECT) – Several people are behind bars following an operation in Brunswick County.
According to a spokesperson for the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, several agencies conducted what was called "Operation Restore Order" to respond to growing violent crime and drug activity in the Navassa area. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and the Leland Police Department put on the operation.
A spokesperson said this operation was not related to a shooting in the Leland area Friday night.
The following people were arrested and are now facing the charges listed below during the operation:
Sheriff John Ingram made the following statement through a news release:
" It has become necessary to take extreme enforcement measures in order to bring order to the community of Navassa. The citizens of Navassa deserve to live in peace without fear of stray bullets and thugs terrorizing their neighborhood. We will utilize every resource at our disposal to rid this community of the lawlessness, which has recently reached critical levels. Make no mistake if you are part of the problem in this community or any other within the borders of Brunswick County we will not rest until you are held accountable for your actions."
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