Drug arrests made in Brunswick County
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On Wednesday, dozens of suspected drug dealers were taken off the streets in Brunswick County in operation April Fools. After serving search warrants early Wednesday morning, the Brunswick Sheriff's Drug Unit arrested dozens of people who were under investigation for selling drugs to undercover deputies. Rounding up these suspects started back in December. “We have sent the message before, stop the activity or relocate,” said Sheriff John Ingram. Sheriff's deputies are looking for 94 suspected drug dealers across the county. They're looking mainly for repeat offenders who are selling cocaine, marijuana, crack and prescription pills. These suspects range from street level dealers to the county's major drug traffickers. Once rounded up, suspects were brought to the Sheriff's Department for processing and then maybe placed in jail. So far, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department has made 43 arrests. Sheriff Ingram said continued efforts like this operation will send a clear message to those who commit drug crimes. “As long as they will continue to sell, then we will continue to do it." Some of those people were suspects deputies were looking for in December, and have finally been caught. Sheriff Ingram credited many of these leads to the community, for taking action against crime in their neighborhoods.

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I personally know someone who was arrested during this ridiculous operation. She is not a drug dealer, let alone a repeat dealer. Back in December a neighbor of hers asked if she knew where he could get some drugs and she took him to someone she new. On the way back into their neighborhood the cops pulled them over and arrested her. Apparently he had been arrested previously and set her up to reduce his sentence. She is currently going to court and working with lawyers on her case. She hasn't ever dealt drugs before or after this incident, yet somehow the Brunswick County Police Department decided to arrest her again yesterday to then turn around and let her out after posting $1200 non-refundable bail. Seems like BCPD is just looking for some quick fundraising to me. It’s hard enough to stay afloat during this economic crisis, the last thing some people need is for the police to be taking their money for no reason.
If she took someone to get drugs, she is just as guilty under the law. Would you mind giving me a ride to the Bank? I need to do a quick stick up. Give me a break.
ok re re is not brunswick co police dept. its sheriffs office and second she sold to undercover narcotic agents. get your facts right before you speak
"...stop the activity or relocate..." Did I read that correctly or was the Sherrif "misquoted"? They "may" go to jail. But apparently all is forgiven within Brunswick County if they relocate?? Or is the message just don't do business within Brunswick County? Sheriff Ingram: please let them know they will not be welcome in Pender County; and be certain to talk with Sheriff Smith when you next attend some type of conference. I'm pretty confident he will have a few words to say about sending them our way.
Ingram's statement ...stop the activity or relocate." Is not a slogan that he has coined. That statment has been made for years by many LEO's all over the country. One of the more famous is Sherrif Joe and his tent jail. He is heard often stating, "they may not stop breaking the law but they sure don't want to break it here anymore after spending time in my jail." And it goes furuther back that Joe. Remember the famous, "be out of town my sundown"? Ingrams's point is, he is going to make it hard on these offenders. So hard they need to find another way to make a living or another place to sell. I like that and I bet your the LEO's in your county feel the exact same way.
IF THEY MAKE BOND THEY MAY NOT SEE THE INSIDE OF A CELL UNTIL AFTER THIER COURTDATE.
I noticed that as well. Where are they suppose to relocate their illegal activities too? Hummm.
I can not believe this article said brought in and maybe go to jail. What's wrong with this County? I have a friend who is serving time in prison for driving without a drivers licenses the reason he was driving was to get to work. And now they are letting out drug dealers? What's the point in even arresting them in the first place? Makes no sense to me!! I think someone needs to wake up and smell the roses drugs are going to be on the streets forever getting arrested is not going to stop them. I just wish that some of them would have to spend time in prison.....to me driving without a drivers licenses is nothing compared to dealing drugs. Just may opinion and everyone has one.

Crime is a business in Brunswick Co. If they stopped crime they would be out of business. As long as crime continues they have a steady money stream. Also justifies their jobs and puts money in the laywers pockets. Crime does pay, not to the criminal but to the legal system. Notice I didn't say justice system.

IF SOMEONE WHO IS CHARGED MAKES BOND SOON AFTER THEY ARE TAKEN BEFORE A MAGISTRATE THEN THEY MOST LIKELY WOULD ONLY BE IN THE JAIL FOR A FEW HOURS WHILE THIER PAPERWORK IS PROCESSED. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT IS WHAT SHERIFF INGRAM WAS REFERRING TO IN THAT STATEMENT. IT IS AMAZING HOW MANY DRUG DEALERS CAN MAKE HIGH BONDS IN A MATTER OF HOURS AND BE RIGHT BACK ON THE STREET. DON'T TAKE EVERYTHING AS IT SOUNDS UNTIL YOU RESEARCH THE PROCESS.
"I have a friend who is serving time in prison for driving without a drivers licenses the reason he was driving was to get to work." Sorry, but I don't believe you. Driving without a license WILL NOT get you put in prison. There has to be more to the story than just that
Well let me tell you I know why he is in prison. I even went to NCOFFENDERS.COM myself to see if there was any other reason he went to prison and guess what NO there was no other reason so before you say you don't believe maybe you need to look a little deeper. He was sentenced to 4 months in prison. But, then again who really cares what you believe seems bad things happen to good people and NOTHING EVER happens to the ones who do bad things over and over again. That's my opinion and like I said before everyone has their own opinion so if you still don't believe it maybe you should look into it a bit more. Calling someone a liar is not a good thing!!!!!!
Sorry, but you may be wrong. Driving with a revoked license is a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable by up to 120 days in prison, depending upon prior driving record. Also, it could mean another year suspension, and depending on record, a permanent suspension. Crazy enough, they view it almost if not more serious than a DWI. Here's a link...check out the last paragraph. http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/100625/
The person didn't say on a revoked license they said for driving without a license. And even though you can go to jail for a revoked license, unless you have been in trouble several times...and several times for the revoked license, YOU WON'T go to prison. The person who made that comment is lieing if they say this person has never been in trouble for anything before especially for not having a license.
I agree, going to jail for driving w/o a license is pretty harsh, but I guess it depends on why your friend didn't have a license to begin with. We should keep in mind, it's not the deputies or the sheriff that have the authority to convict these dealers. It's our votes that elect the "representatives" to office that make the laws to put the dealers away. Maybe we should think about that come election time. I think our deputies and our new Sheriff are doing a fine job in Brunswick Co......
I totally agree with you about the Sheriff doing a good job for Brunswick County. I just think there should be a bit more harsh on those who deserve going to prison. My friend was driving so he could make a living I know it's not right to drive without a license but, when you have no other way of getting to work I guess you will do what you need to. I think the problem in the County is with Rex Gore he needs to be taken out of office. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM IN THE NEXT ELECTION!! Oh what am I talking about I have NEVER voted for him.
Obviously, drugs are here to stay. Like it or not, they are a big part of the national economy. Drug dealers buy cars (probably the only ones that can afford them), boats, homes and so on. If drugs were legalized, they could be controlled, but that would cause the courts and attorneys to lose too much money in fines and fees. This is why the dealers are arrested and set free over and over again. They can't generate revenue locked up.
I more than understand your feelings. They are the same feelings most of us have. But, there is this document called the constitution and because of this great document it is premature to state they all or any one of them will go to jail. Every one of them has the right to a jury trial among their peers. They have to be convicted first and that is as it should be. So celebrate this round up has come about. Celebrate they will have to face a jury and justice. Hope, the guilty are convicted and the innocent are exonerated. The cops have done their jobs now, it is up to the court to do theirs. With this news I for one feel a little better tonight. Way to go LEO's! You have done good!