BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 56 people in its last seven rounds of “Operation Who’s Next.”
Operation Who’s Next is a joint drug enforcement campaign coordinated by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, the Morehead City Police Department and the district attorney’s office. It targets suspects engaged in illegal drug sales in Carteret County.
Over 100 drug dealers were targeted when the operation kicked off back in August. Deputies just completed Round 13 of the operation.
Sheriff Asa Buck said at the time of kickoff, “Over the coming weeks we will continue making arrests. Just like during “Operation Pill Crusher” people will be wondering; who’s next? We want every drug dealer in the County to ask the question; Who’s Next? Am I next? When I ran for Sheriff I knocked on 5,000 doors to get this job and we’ll “knock on” or “knock down” as many doors as it takes to combat drug crime and keep our community safe. I very much appreciate the great working relationship with Chief Morris and the Morehead City Police Department and the strong stance District Attorney Thomas has taken in prosecuting these cases. This is and remains a tremendous team effort.”
Operation Who’s Next follows last years’ very successful campaign titled “Operation Pill Crusher.” That operation saw the arrest of over 100 drug dealers and resulted in substantial active prison sentences and periods of probation.