Checkpoints are what they are and the good outweighs the bad. Since we do not know the specifics of the shooting I do not want to assume what happened. These guys,by the drug charges issued,do not seem to be big time guys moving heavy weight from NJ and are just local small time types. The shootout could have been deadly for the other motorists in the checkpoint. It is always good to take down drug dealers in a controlled environment at 5am when they least expect it. Im sure these guys were already known to vice in Brunswick Co and might even had active cases against them. So they probably would have been rounded up a few months from now in another operation by the department. So potential innocent lives could have been lost in the shootout at the checkpoint.
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