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Durham sheriff's office seizes weapons, drugs and cash during 3-day operation

Posted April 8, 2016 4:29 p.m. EDT
Updated April 8, 2016 5:42 p.m. EDT

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— On Friday, the Durham County Sheriff's Office said they collected a large supply of illegal weapons, currency and drugs during a three-day operation conducted the week prior.

From March 30 to April 1, the Durham County sheriff's anti-crime and narcotic unit conducted 10 missions, served 33 felony warrants and executed two search warrants.

Investigators recovered four handguns (two had been reported stolen) and seized more than $1,700 in cash along with 18 counterfeit $20 bills.

In addition to the cash and weapons, the agency also seized the following drugs:

  • 16 marijuana plants
  • 20 grams marijuana
  • 6 grams powder cocaine
  • 7 grams heroin
  • 31 grams crack cocaine
  • 20 units of crack cocaine
  • 20 Oxycodone tablets
  • 3 Suboxone strips

Anyone with questions about this mission can contact the sheriff's office at 919-560-0826.