Authorities in Iredell County being proactive amid uptick in fentanyl cases

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — The fentanyl crisis is devastating families across the Carolinas.

In Iredell County, the sheriff’s office said it’s seeing an increase in the presence of fentanyl in drugs seized by the department.

“If we can’t stop it from getting here, we’re at least going to stop those who are selling it here,” said Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Almiya White spoke with investigators who are trying new tactics to keep the dangerous drug out of the community.

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