On Friday, July 16, the Tri-County Task Force conducted an operation in Bladen County to target problem areas and hot spots across the county.
During the operation, the following charges were issued according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office:
-33 warning tickets
-20 verbal warnings
-2 orders for arrest were served
The Tri-County Task Force was formed by Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker, Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene, and Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins. The task force operates in all three counties, Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson counties, several times during the month. Future operations are expected according to law enforcement.
“We utilize resources and assets from surrounding agencies to combat crime and drugs across southeastern North Carolina.” “We are very appreciative of the close working relationships that we share with so many law enforcement agencies, “said Sheriff Jim McVicker.