Mill Spring man arrested in Operation Pill Sweep

Published 7:06 pm Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office continues its mission of ridding the county of illegal prescription medication.
A Mill Spring man was arrested this week in Operation Pill Sweep. He was found in possession of opium/heroine and morphine, according to sheriff’s office reports.

Dyrell Dalton

Dyrell Laprince Dalton, 32, of Freedom Drive in Mill Spring was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking opium/heroine, two counts of selling and delivering a schedule II controlled substance (morphine) and three counts of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, according to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill.
Dalton is currently being held at the Polk County Jail under a $50,000 bond.
Operation Pill Sweep began last year as an undercover operation involving the sheriff’s office and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation last year, with arrests beginning in May 2011.
The sheriff’s office has arrested approximately 20 persons so far for participating in illegal transactions involving drugs ranging from marijuana to cocaine and illegal prescription medications.
The operation continues.

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