77
      Friday
      89 / 73
      Saturday
      84 / 71
      Sunday
      83 / 71

      Operation Strike Force makes dent in drug trade

      Operation Strike Force makes dent in drug trade

      For the past week, the Florence County Sheriff's Office and 20 other local, state and federal agencies have been patrolling interstates 95 and 20 in search of illegal drugs, illegal guns and the people who traffic them.

      From Monday to Thursday, the 130 officers participating in the crackdown seized $76,000 in currency and 79 pounds of drugs like marijuana and cocaine.

      Officers made 1,300 traffic stops that resulted in 29 arrests, 8 of those on felony charges.

      This is the 9th year for Operation Strike Force.