Joint operation results in multiple arrests

Published 9:14 am Thursday, May 23, 2013

On May 16, a joint operation involving the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the N.C. Highway Patrol, the Rutherford County Sheriff Interdiction Team and the U.S. Customs/Homeland Security was conducted in Polk and Rutherford Counties.

The operation included targeting criminal activity in both counties and resulted in multiple charges and arrests made, according to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill.

There were 12 drug charges, including for marijuana and cocaine.

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Arrests also included one for a police issued stolen firearm, one concealed weapon charge, two felony drug arrests, four open container charges, one for speeding, four seatbelt charges, one for no operator’s license and one wanted person, according to sheriff reports.