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The North Carolina Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force, Division of Prisons – Fugitive Tracking Unit, Prison Emergency Response Team, and Winston-Salem Police Department – Gang and Street Crime Units participated in a joint operation called Operation Hammer. The goal of the multi-agency operation was to target probation violators and gang activity. 35 searches were conducted, resulting in a total of 12 arrests. These arrests consisted of four probationers found to be in violation of the conditions of supervision, three probation or parole absconders, one absconder from New Jersey, and four defendants not on probation, but found to be in possession of contraband.