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Drug Checks Run in Johnston County

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Deputies set up a checkpoint to snare violators.(WRAL-TV5 News)
SMITHFIELD — Sheriff's deputies in Johnston county are working to get drugs out of area neighborhoods.

After a string of resident complaints, deputies set up four checkpoints across the county Saturday night.

Their main focus was narcotics.

They brought out drug-sniffing dogs to search cars.

Three drivers were charged with marijuana possession; another three were caught for drunk driving.

A pistol was also recovered.

Johnston County's sheriff says people can expect more of these drug checkpoints in the future.


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