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PICS: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff Talks "Rolling Thunder"

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Officers seized more than $175,000 worth of marijuana and hundreds of stolen credit cards. Officers seized more than $175,000 worth of marijuana and hundreds of stolen credit cards.
Evidence folders on display at Friday news conference Evidence folders on display at Friday news conference
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -

Operation Rolling Thunder wrapped up and Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says it was a success.

More than 86 officers from 21 different agencies across the state participated in this week-long operation. Officers seized about 43 pounds of marijuana, over 100 stolen credit cards, and dozens of counterfeit items.

The Sheriff's Office says there were 1,297 traffic cases and 103 criminal cases, resulting in 25 arrests.

Sheriff Wright says the operation costs about $30 thousand dollars.

This year, they seized about $98 thousand dollars. Keep in mind, the Sheriff's Office doesn't keep all that cash.

Lt. Tony Ivey tells 7 On Your Side, once the cases make it out of the courts, the money is divided among the agencies that help.

"That's why you don't see me in front of your council all the time asking for your tax money," explained Sheriff Wright, "that's how we take care of a lot of other business."

The money goes to fund training and equipment, like tasers and vests.

Since the start of Operation Rolling Thunder in 2007, deputies say they've seized hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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