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Sheriff’s, Marshals service active as drug arrests made


     U.S. Marshals and other agencies were working in Columbus County on Tuesday, apparently making drug related arrests including some in the Tabor City area, but holding details of the operation close.

     Marshal’s spokesman Bryan Konig confirmed that his and other agencies were working in the county Tuesday, and Chief Deputy Aaron Herring of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said it would be today (Wednesday) at the earliest, before any details were released.

     Witnesses traveling through the Green Acres area east of Tabor City Tuesday morning reported a heavy law enforcement presence that appeared to include a helicopter, and Columbus County Animal Control officers taking some dogs from the neighborhood.

     Numerous social media posts during the day Tuesday referenced “feds” making arrests, and at least one had a specific warning to stay away from Green Acres.

     U.S. Marshals and others involved in Tuesday’s operation will hold a news conference at the Sheriff’s Office Thursday, Konig said.

     For more on this story, including a partial list of drug arrests made Tuesday, see today’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.