On May 8, a North Carolina man was arrested after over 100 pounds of cocaine was allegedly found in his vehicle. The drug bust was reportedly the largest to ever take place in Lincoln County.
On April 8, authorities arrested dozens of people for allegedly participating in a variety of drug crimes in Iredell County. The operation was coined Spring Sweep 2019.
As attitudes toward marijuana continue to evolve, more and more cities and states have legalized possession of this once-taboo drug. Because different parts of the country are legalizing medical and recreational marijuana at different rates, we have a potentially confusing patchwork of rules in the U.S.
On March 1 and 2, North Carolina authorities arrested more than 120 people on suspicion of participating in drug, alcohol, firearm and gambling crimes. The law enforcement sweep was part of a statewide effort to eliminate illegal activities at establishments that sell alcohol.