Operation “Clean Sweep”


Operation “Clean Sweep”


     The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with local, state and federal agencies conducted operation “Clean Sweep” today.  New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office concluded its 10 month investigation into various drug related offenders in which 50 offenders were identified as wanted individuals.  In partnership with the Wilmington Police Department, Pender and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Offices, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, United States Federal Marshalls, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigations operation “Clean Sweep” was coordinated.  In the early morning hours of Wednesday September 3, 2014 multiple strike teams executed warrants across the entire county.  Thirty-five individuals have been arrested including 12 federal indictments for known gang members.  Outstanding warrant information and pictures will be released as it becomes available.


35 Total in custody

23 State warrants served

12 Federal warrants served

67 Charges

27 Probations searches

1 Search warrant

1 Recovered gun

3 Citations








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