Operation Seven Day Ground nets dozens of drug arrests

Reported by Lynda Figueredo -  bio | email
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The federal government teamed up with New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David and local law enforcement to announce the success of a massive drug investigation Jan. 12.

Operation Seven Day Ground has led to the arrest of hundreds of people involved in a drug pipeline that originated in Houston, Texas and moved goods through Louisiana, Atlanta, and eventually up to New Hanover and Pender Counties.

The operation was funded by a $200,000 grant from the Government Crime Commission and local money.

District Attorney Ben David says the project could lose its funding after the new administration takes office, but he's urging local leaders to realize that even in a tough economy programs like Operation Seven Day need to continue.