Opioids

DANVILLE, Va. and CASWELL Co., N.C. — Caswell County Sheriff’s Office and the Danville Police Department conducted a seven-month long drug trafficking investigation that led to multiple arrests along with the seizure of firearms and illegal narcotics.

Operation Justice without Borders was a joint operation lead by Danville Police Department and Caswell County Sheriff’s Office in response to the rise of opioid-related overdoses that we saw in the spring of 2020. The agencies identified multiple individuals responsible for trafficking illegal narcotics (specifically heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine) across state jurisdictions. 

The purpose of this operation was to allocate resources and facilitate information sharing between multiple agencies to address violent crime and the victimization of those suffering from addiction. The agencies focused on those who were profiting from illegal narcotics and firearm trafficking.

The operation busted 46 combined total controlled purchase operations and charged 12 individuals on 72 indictments.

Police seized heroin, cocaine, crack, marijuana, fentanyl, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics totaling 3869.5 grams.

The approximate street value of the seized drugs is $126,187. Police also seized seven firearms.

Investigations that stemmed from this operation remain active and ongoing. 

Several other agencies supported this operation to include the Virginia State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This endeavor is another example of our commitment to combat the trafficking of narcotics and reduce violent crime while offering help to those who are suffering from drug addiction. 

Individual arrest data will be available in the weekly report found on the DPD website and upon request. Anyone who may have information on these cases can contact DPD at 434-793-0000 or use the crime tips app CARE at p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#.

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