Nash sheriff's interdiction unit takes drugs, guns off the streets

NASHVILLE — Interstate crime hasn’t taken time off during the coronavirus pandemic, according to authorities.

“It’s still about gangs, guns and drugs,” said Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone, who formed the sheriff’s office Highway Interdiction Unit soon after taking office in 2014.

As part of his vision of combating illegal drug trafficking and violent crime, Stone said he felt his agency needed to stop drug traffickers before they reach Nash County communities. Since the the start, the Highway Interdiction Team has been part of the agency’s daily operations. Over the past month, the team has removed dangerous narcotics, weapons and armed traffickers from Interstate 95, said Sheriff’s Maj. Eddie Moore.