Local Politics

Four Oaks councilman resigns after drug arrest

Posted June 22, 2018 1:40 p.m. EDT
Updated June 23, 2018 10:28 a.m. EDT

 Christopher Gregory Haley

— Commissioner Chris Haley resigned Thursday from the Four Oaks Town Council, two weeks after he was arrested on drug charges.

Haley, 61, was among dozens of people nabbed in a yearlong drug investigation in Johnston County. Operation JoCo Justice targeted suspected drug dealers in Smithfield, Selma, Four Oaks and other area communities.

Haley was charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to sell controlled substances.

The Four Oaks Town Council unanimously accepted his resignation in a special called meeting. Haley had served six years on the council.