Media Advisory | USAO-EDNC | Department of Justice




WHEN:        Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM

WHERE:     New Hanover County Historic Courthouse

                     Commissioners Assembly Room 301

                     24 North 3rd Street

                     Wilmington, NC 28401                    

Re:               Operation Tiny Toons

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the sentencing of multiple gang members in a multi-year heroin/fentanyl conspiracy investigation in Wilmington and New Hanover County.  We will also highlight the important partnerships between all levels of law enforcement and the partnership between the United States Attorney’s and the District Attorney’s Offices in this and other investigations during the preceding year.  The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover Sheriff’s Office, Holly Ridge Police Department, and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated these cases.

In addition to Acting United States Attorney G. Norman Acker, III, representatives from the ATF, FBI, Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and the Holly Ridge Police Department are expected to be present at this event.

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. For additional information, please e-mail Don Connelly at  Please RSVP your intentions to attend the event.

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