Former trooper among several charged in Davidson County drug trafficking investigations

Piedmont Triad News
Freddie W. Huff II

Freddie W. Huff II

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A drug trafficking investigation ended in multiple arrests, including the arrest of a former North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper and Lexington police officer on charges related to drugs, kidnapping and robbery.

Freddie W. Huff II, of Lexington, is charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, two counts of armed robbery and one count each of maintaining a dwelling and kidnapping.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office says it concluded several large-scale drug trafficking investigations, focusing on dealers who distribute large amounts of dangerous narcotics.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office highlighted 10 suspects as “significant arrests,” including Huff. The other suspects were arrested on drug and/or gun charges.

A law enforcement official confirms Huff worked for LPD before moving on to the highway patrol.

Court documents show he was fired from NCSHP seven years earlier for violating company policy after selling state-issued shoes on eBay.

Huff is due in court in September and October.

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