13 Arrests in Union County due to "OperationTrident"

Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30 Union County police arrested 13 people in "Operation Trident." According to North Carolina Department of Public Safety the operation focused on a three-part mission: locating runaways from probation supervision, conducting compliance checks on sex offenders, and conducting searches on high risk probationers.

"This operation is an example of local, state and federal agencies working toward a common goal, safer communities," said Kelly Nesbit, U.S. Marshal for Western North Carolina. "The commitment of resources from the participating agencies sends a strong message to criminal offenders that law enforcement is committed to enforcing the laws that keep our streets safe."

21 warrants for violations involving drug and weapons charges, probation and parole violations, and an immigration violation were served.

Three individuals were cited for drug possession and officers apprehended 10 firearms from felons not permitted to possess them. A parole warrant is pending against one sex offender found in possession of pornographic materials.