Methamphetamine investigations in Pinehurst

Methamphetamine investigations in Pinehurst
Methamphetamine investigations in Pinehurst
Methamphetamine investigations in Pinehurst

Police in Pinehurst are cracking down on methamphetamine dealers in an ongoing effort to eradicate the dangerous drug from the city, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer revealed in press releases. 

According to Hanauer, the department, along with Constable Pct. 2 David Cagle, have been investigating methamphetamine distribution in the area for some time. 

March 19, Pinehurst Police Officer Kevin Norton confiscated over 5 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, along with distribution materials. The chief reported that the illegal drugs are believed to be related to other distribution cases under investigation. No arrests were made at the time, and Hanauer said the investigation is ongoing.

March 21, Pinehurst Officer Jocelyn Trussell and other Pinehurst PD personnel, conducted an investigation at 3512 Pheasant St. During the course of the investigation police confiscated a firearm and drug paraphernalia. Joseph Damon Gorney, 35, Vidor, was arrested for several unrelated warrants issued by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Simonton. Hanauer asserted that the incident is also related to the ongoing distribution cases being investigated by officers. He indicated that the investigation is still in progress and additional charges against Gorney are pending.

"The joint operation is an example of local police agencies working together to help achieve common goals in combating the distribution of illegal drugs," Hanauer said. 

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