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Fountain pledges involvement and support

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office are briefed on “Operation Wolfpack” before making arrests. Contributed photo

CREEDMOOR — Robert Fountain has been sheriff for less than a month, but already has begun making an impact on many communities, including Creedmoor.

Fountain spoke to Creedmoor City commissioners during the Jan. 3 meeting. 

He pointed to “Operation Wolfpack,” which saw the Sheriff’s Office issue 66 charges and arrest 20 people. Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and a handgun were seized during the operation.

There were nine alcohol charges, 17 traffic charges, 26 drug-related charges, nine felonies five other charges issued during the operation, according to information from Fountain.

“If people are going to do things that are not conducive to the safety and security of the community, you will see me and some other folks visiting you regularly,” Fountain said. “The southern end of the county is a priority for me because it is a priority for you.”

Fountain said the partnership between the Sheriff’s Office, Creedmoor police and other municipalities will be important toward bringing law enforcement to where people need to respect us for what we do.

“We are going to restore the public’s trust in the law enforcement community, especially the office that I hold,” he said. “I will take accountability for things, I will be responsible for what we move and how we move forward.

“To the citizens of this great community, I pledge that I will be here for you, I pledge that I will support you and if you have a problem with anyone that works for me, then they have a problem with me.”