Checkpoint uncovers drugs, impaired drivers, weapons

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies participated in Friday's checkpoint at Sandyfield.
Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies participated in Friday's checkpoint at Sandyfield.

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies converged on the crossroads of N.C. 11 and N.C. 87 Friday night for a Click or Ticket enforcement effort.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office organized the checkpoint. Deputies, Highway Patrol Troopers and police from multiple agencies participated as part of the statewide highway safety campaign. The BAT-mobile, a mobile alcohol testing facility, magistrate’s office and office, was also on hand to help speed up processing suspects.
At least one individual allegedly fled, but was quickly captured.
Agents seized narcotics and firearms during the checkpoint.
We’re awaiting a final tally of violations from the Sheriff’s Office, and will update this story as it becomes available.

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