The investigation started on Oct. 2, 2013 as a join effort between the NCBI and local sheriff offices. They discovered a local group that was distributing large amounts of meth throughout our region and began several undercover operations to find out where the meth was being made, or imported from.
Based upon the witness testimonies, agent accounts, and seizures, investigators now estimate that they distributed meth with a street value of over $4 million.
At the end of the collaborative, multi-year investigation, state and local agents ended up finding meth lab operations (with large stockpiles of Pseudoephedrine and Acetone) in the RCC Western Store in Concord Mills, 3 vehicles, and inside homes at; 320 Goodman Drive in Salisbury, 340 Goodman Drive in Salisbury, 165 Scaleybrook Drive in Salisbury, 1070 Matika Drive in Salisbury, 1535 Ribelin Road in Salisbury, 1018 Church Street in Faith, 155 Beth Drive in China Grove, 4385 Highway 200 in Stanfield.
26 people have now been arrested for being involved with the production or distribution of meth. 22 defendants were located in North Carolina, and 4 were located in Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Indiana. The out-of-state arrests were made with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations and the Texas Department of Public Safety.