FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have arrested nine employees at a North Carolina tire plant on drug charges after an undercover investigation prompted by employees' concerns.
The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that agents posing as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employees singled out workers for arrest once they offered to sell drugs to the officers. Goodyear requested the investigation after several employees complained to the Fayetteville plant's managers.
The sheriff's office says dogs sniffing for drugs found them in parked cars and in the plant during Tuesday's raid.
Five other workers were being sought for arrest, including two plant supervisors. Initial court appearances were scheduled Wednesday.