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Dozens arrested in Brunswick County drug bust operation

During Operation Summer Heat, outstanding warrants for drug activity were served throughout Brunswick County. During Operation Summer Heat, outstanding warrants for drug activity were served throughout Brunswick County.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Several law enforcement agencies from the Cape Fear region took part in "Operation Summer Heat" Thursday in Brunswick County. Outstanding warrants for drug activity were served throughout the county.

According to Narcotics Unit Lieutenant Steve Lanier with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, close to 30 suspects had been served arrest warrants by 1 p.m. Thursday.

"For the last four or five months, we've been targeting street level and mid to upper level drug traffickers throughout the county," said Lanier.

Officials in charge of the operation said that many of the suspects were gang members, drug dealers, and repeat offenders, but one thing they all had in common was that none would want to go to jail.

"Our main goal is for our officers to be safe, to protect the community, to serve the community that we are employed to serve and to make sure that we do the best job that we possibly can to effectively get these people off the street that are poisoning our streets," said Lanier.

The Sheriff's Office is asking members of the public to help aid them in the fight against crime.

"We just want to encourage the community to come forward with any tips they may have, if they suspect drug activity in their communities, please come forward because we're going to follow up on every single lead," said Emily Flax, Public Information Officer for the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. 

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