Sixty charges have been made so far against 18 people and 12 more people with outstanding warrants are still out on the streets.
Through an investigation, deputies have come across many drugs that have been laced, or cut, with fentanyl which can be very deadly.
Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks said having a drug unit is important especially after four Greenville police officers were sent off the hospital Monday night after coming into contact with an unknown substance during a drug seize.
“We don’t want people selling drugs and our county and the pictures here speak for themselves,” said Elks.
Elks said most of these arrests have been made with the help of neighbors or people who are seeing suspicious activity.
He said he encourages people to keep calling with tips and to keep a close eye on what happens around you because many drugs are sold out in the public.
Deputies have arrested 17 people after an investigation into illegal narcotics distribution activities in Pitt County.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit said they have been investigating these illegal activities for the last four months.
The investigation was an effort to crack down on the illegal narcotics entering and being used in Pitt County, deputies said.
The investigation led deputies to arrest 17 people with a total of 60 charges for offenses involving the distribution of illegal narcotics.
More arrests are expected.