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6th Rolling Thunder seizes drugs, cash

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The sixth year of a law enforcement crackdown along Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County was a success, according to Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright.

Wright said during a news conference Friday that Operation Rolling Thunder used 72 officers from 22 different agencies to crack down on drugs passing through the area.

Wright said his deputies seized nearly five kilos of cocaine and nearly four kilos of marijuana. He said deputies also seized 912 grams of hydrocodone, 775 grams of mushrooms and 68 grams of ecstasy.

Deputies also seized $215,000 in cash during the operation, Wright said.

Wright said 18 people were arrested during the massive operation.

The sheriff said that although criminals are becoming smarter about the annual operation he plans to continue it.

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