On Sunday morning April 1, 2012, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation April Fools”.
Before dawn 25 officers from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, the Mt. Airy Police Department, the Dobson Police Department, the Pilot Mountain Police Deptment and the Elkin Police Deptment gathered at the sheriff’s office to be briefed on the plans for the operation.
After receiving pre-assembled packets containing the suspect’s name, picture, and arrest warrants, the officers dispersed across the county to round up the 31 suspects.
The charges included Sell and Delivery of Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Heroin, and various types of Prescription Medications.
Other charges were related to Possession of precursor chemicals for the production of Methamphetamine and the growing and cultivation of Marijuana.
Operation April Fools was the result of months of investigation and undercover purchases by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office and the Mt. Airy Police Dept. working in cooperation to target drug traffickers in Surry County and the surrounding areas.
As of 11:30 a.m. Sunday more than 20 of the suspects had been located and arrested.