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Drug bust targets more than 100 suspected dealers

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New Hanover County Sheriffs are cracking down on drug problems in our area. More than one hundred known drug dealers have been targeted in the ongoing effort. After a seven month undercover investigation, and a quick briefing Wednesday morning, New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies set out to round up 117 drug dealers. It is called operation Clean Up Lady. An undercover deputy purchased countless illegal drugs like crack, cocaine, heroine, marijuana, and pharmaceuticals from dealers while disguised as a cleaning lady. After receiving dozens of calls from residents, deputies focused on areas throughout the county, known for drug activity. Sheriff Sid Causey said, "Those who pay taxes and live here and who have lived here most of their lives deserve a decent neighborhood to live in where they walk to the store without having to walk around drug dealers and all the associated crimes that go with drug dealing, thefts and prostitution." By mid-day, dozens of suspected dealers were being brought in by the car load.

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that's just great. now they have a place to eat and sleep at taxpayers expense. maybe if we start doing like the third world countries. if your caught with illegal narcotics then you become a statistic by means of execution. these clowns will live off of tax dollars for a while, then hit the streets again...full force making their illegal transactions. law enforcement is doing nothing more than running around in circles. they'll never stop the illegal drug trade without some authority to stop it. i say the government gives them the authority to eliminate these thugs from society! you wouldn't see near as many of em that choose this route!

New Hanover County Sheriffs bust drug dealers

Now thats what I like to see. Make it hard on on these drug dealers who sell poison in our community. As a parent of two, I applaud the Sheriffs Dept efforts.

POLITICS AS ALWAYS..I NEVER

POLITICS AS ALWAYS..I NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY A SHERIFF CAN OVERIDE A CITY AGENCY(THE WILM P.D }AND DO WHAT THEY WILL..ONLY IN WILMINGTON IS THIS POSSIBLE,AND YOU WONDER WHY THERE IS SO MUCH STRIFE BETWEEN THE TWO,YET WE THE CITIZENS WITH OUR "LAIDBACK SELF" CANT SEE ANYTHING...THIS ROUNDING UP OF THESE LAZY THUGS,PROVES NOTHING,IT WAS JUST TV CIRCUS TO GIVE THE SHERIFF GLORY,IM SURE MOST HAVE POSTED BAIL..I AM THANKFUL THE LORD SENT WILMINGTON A PROFESSIONAL POLICE CHIEF,HIGHLY EDUCATED,AND WELL LIKED,HOPEFULY HE WANT TAKE SUCH TAKE THIS TO HEART,WE STILL LIVE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY..WILMINGTON IT TIME TO GROW -UP..LIKE EVERY OTHER CITY;HANDLING ITS OWN BUISSNESS..

It doesn't matter...

what department "leads" the arrest(s)!!! Either way the alledged criminals all follow the same path after an arrest, the county jail!!! Also, a bond is set and the accused either posts or they don't. Now tell me please how a "sweep" performed by the city will be anymore productive? Both departments have to still follow the same legal steps!! Good job...NHCSD!!! Now if the WPD can match it the "roaches" will be scurrying all over the place!!! I could care less what department does the arrests just so long as they do something!!! If both departments see this drug problem as an opportunity to "one-up" the other I think that's great!! I don't use or deal drugs...put the pressure on those low lifes!!! If the "sweeps" can become a "competition" between the two only the law abiding will reap the benefits. Your comment smells more politically motivated than the drug operation!!!

Great Job New Hanvoer County Sheriffs Dept

Sheriff Sid Causey said, "Those who pay taxes and live here and who have lived here most of their lives deserve a decent neighborhood to live in where they walk to the store without having to walk around drug dealers and all the associated crimes that go with drug dealing, thefts and prostitution." Thank you Sheriff Causey. Being a lifelong citizen of Wilmington, particularly downtown, we appluad your efforts in targeting these street thugs. Living on Orange St near 5th used to be safe. Now theses drug dealers sell their poison in front of our home. This is a start, but more needs to be done. The Wilmington Police Dept is called, but rarely is anything done. Maybe their busy, if so they need to hire more officers to work these areas. GREAT JOB Sheriff!!