Statewide drug, alcohol and firearm crackdown nets 123 arrests, 237 charges

A simultaneous statewide crackdown netted 123 arrests and 237 charges this weekend, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. 

NC SBI said among the 237 charges, 93 were alcoholic beverage-related, 77 were drug-related, six were gambling, ten were felonies and nine were firearm-related. 

The arrests spanned across 14 counties in North Carolina, authorities said. 

Across the state, eight search warrants were executed; 14 firearms were seized including rifles, handguns, and sawed-off shotguns. Various types controlled substances were seized, along with two illegal distilleries and over $13,000 in cash.

NC ALE special agents, city and county authorities said they were able to put a 'serious dent' in the criminal, and often violent, activity associated with certain ABC licenses establishments and illegal clubs.