Gaston & Catawba

Police launch Gaston drug bust

Officers from six agencies today conducted a bust of more than two dozen people suspected of selling drugs in Gaston County.

The all-day effort involved police from Gastonia, Mount Holly and Belmont, along with the Gaston County Sheriff's Office, the N.C. Treasury Department, and the State Bureau of Investigation. The operation focused on suspects in the Mount Holly and Stanley communities of eastern Gaston County.

Authorities said planning for Operation Hurricane began more than six months ago.