117 Charges Filed In ‘Operation Interception’

Sampson-County-Sheriff-Image-FIIn an effort to target criminal activity, the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team conducted “Operation Interception” earlier this month.  This operation was a multiagency proactive campaign that involved traffic enforcement efforts on major corridors in Sampson County.  It included Interstate 40, Highway 13, and Connector Road (NC 117/NC 403).  These areas are reportedly known thoroughfares in Sampson County for criminals to travel.

The campaign ran from November 2-5 and netted 117 charges and the seizure of $14,500 in cash. 

Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said, “I would like to personally thank the Newton Grove Fire Department for allowing us to utilize their facilities to operate out of.  The hospitality of the Newton Grove Fire Department reinforces the great people and resources we have available in Sampson County.”

“I would also like to thank Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, Granville County Sheriff’s Office, Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, Wake County Sheriff’s Office, Durham Police Department, Dunn Police Department, High Point Police Department, Archdale Police Department, DEA and ATF for their assistance in helping to make this operation a success.”

This operation was one of many to come in the future, Sheriff Thornton promised.  “I hope to send a clear message to all criminals that we are serious about criminal activity in Sampson County.  Together we can certainly help remove these criminals from our communities.”