WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Henderson Police Department
200 Breckenridge Street
Henderson, NC 27536
Re: Results of Operation Thunderstruck
13 Defendants from Vance & Granville Counties Face Federal Gun & Drug Charges
RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the results of a warrant enforcement operation centered on heroin and opioid distribution in Granville and Vance Counties. This Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) is part of the recently announced Take Back North Carolina Strategy to combat violent and drug crime in the Eastern District of North Carolina. This initiative will bring the full weight and resources of the federal court system in the fight against crime in those counties. The United States Attorney’s Office is working in partnership with District Attorneys’ Offices and federal, state, and local law enforcement.
In addition to United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. and Michael Waters, District Attorney for Judicial District 9, we anticipate members of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies involved with this operation to be present at this event.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of North Carolina