The Concord Police Department arrested 59 people and seized over $1 million as a result of a year-long drug investigation.
The department’s Special Operations Division has concluded an investigation aimed at those responsible for distributing narcotics throughout the city of Concord and their involvement in the organized drug trade.
The Cabarrus County District Attorney’s Office, United States Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Kannapolis Police Department all provided assistance and support with the investigations. As a result of the investigation, 59 people were charged on 140 criminal charges.
Also during the investigation, $1,000,942 in U.S. currency was seized, along with 21 firearms. Investigators recovered 450 pounds of marijuana, 17.25 ounces of cocaine, 6.07 ounces of methamphetamines, 5.82 ounces of heroin/fentanyl, 2.7 ounces of MDMA, and 27 dosage units of various controlled substances.
Last year was challenging due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, yet organized drug distributors continued their illicit narcotics operations, exacerbating the damages their criminal conduct causes to the community.
Concord Police Department officials said the department will continue to work diligently to identify actors responsible for the distribution of illicit drugs within the city and are committed to holding those accountable who contribute to crime, fear and disorder.