NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Vice & Narcotics Division charged more than a dozen people during an undercover operation in the Long Leaf Park Community.
According to the sheriff's office, the investigation stemmed from several of complaints and tips of drug dealing in the area.
Sgt. Jerry Brewer explained detectives targeted dealers selling crack cocaine, heroin, prescription pills, and marijuana as part of the undercover operation.
Three search warrants were executed and 16 people were charged. The following information regarding the warrants and charges was provided by the sheriff's office:
According to the sheriff's office, detectives are still searching for 32-year-old James Edison Smallwood, Jr., who has outstanding warrants related to the investigation. Brewer said Smallwood (pictured) is about 5'1" and weighs 155 lbs.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Smallwood is asked to call the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office 910-798-4162.
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