Sheriff: 8 gang members arrested in N Carolina drug bust

February 22, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A multi-agency operation has yielded the arrests of eight documented gang members in a drug bust in North Carolina.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson told news outlets the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a Rocky Mount home Tuesday, seizing 520 bags of heroin, nearly $14,000 cash, three handguns and crack cocaine. Atkinson said the men arrested are part of the Sex Money Murder street gang, a subset of the Bloods.

Lt. E.W. Muse with the sheriff’s office says the house primarily served as a drug distribution center. He said one of the recovered handguns was stolen, while the others had their serial numbers removed.

The eight men are all charged with possession or trafficking of heroin, cocaine or Suboxone, in addition to individual counts.

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