Dozens arrested during major crime sweep in Thomasville

Dozens were arrested after a major crime sweep in Thomasville. (Photo credit: Thomasville PD/The Winston-Salem Journal)

Dozens were arrested after a major crime sweep in Thomasville. (Photo credit: Thomasville PD/The Winston-Salem Journal)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Dozens of people were arrested and $40,000 worth of various types of drugs were seized after a recent operation targeting drug traffickers in Thomasville.

Authorities seized 53 grams of cocaine worth $10,600 and 174 grams of marijuana with a street value of $1,600 on Dec. 13 within his city’s boundaries.

“This was a big operation, and it was very well performed,” said Thomasville Police Chief Jeffrey Insley, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “And I have to say in 26 years of law enforcement, this was probably the smoothest and best run operation I’ve seen. It went very, very well.”

Along with nearly four dozen arrests, three primary forms of narcotics were collected, including various amounts of prescription pills diverted from their intended use to the black market with an estimated street value of $30,000. (Street value varies depending upon location and dealer.)

Officials confiscated a pair of shotguns as well as a few Electronic Benefit Transfer cards for food stamps that were being exchanged for drugs.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.