On May 24, North Carolina law enforcement officers made a major drug bust on Interstate 85. According to authorities, drug traffickers commonly use I-85 to transport drugs from Atlanta to Rowan County.
From May 4 to 6, North Carolina authorities raided a number of bars, restaurants and clubs across the state in an effort to deter violence. The operation led to the arrest of more than 130 people, many of them on drug charges.
Authorities in North Carolina took 13 people into custody on drug-related and other charges following a two-day operation by seven law enforcement agencies. Dubbed "Operation Hammer Time", the operation seized 15 firearms, 90 grams of cocaine in crack and powder form, more than 2 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of ammunition rounds.
Police in North Carolina have reported that three men were charged with drug possession after a tour bus being used by the hip-hop group Migos was stopped on Highway 105 on the evening of April 12. According to a press release from the Boone Police Department, the tour bus was pulled over after officers assigned to provide security for the band detected the odor of marijuana as the vehicle left the George M. Holmes Convocation Center. The group performed at Appalachian State University to promote their third studio album "Culture II". None of the men charged were members of the group.
According to police in Sampson County, North Carolina, three people were taken into custody after a traffic stop on Interstate 40. Authorities initially pulled over the vehicle that the individuals were in for a traffic violation. During a search of the vehicle, police found 17 pounds of cocaine. There was no mention as to what gave police probable cause to search the vehicle.