CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Channel 9 has learned police and federal agents were carrying out a special undercover operation Monday morning to catch violent criminals plaguing Charlotte neighborhoods.

Authorities said four suspects were set to stand before a judge Monday and attorneys believe a total of 15 suspects were caught in the sting, which targeted dangerous drug and gun activity in the Queen City.



On Friday, Eyewitness News anchor Allison Latos sat down one-on-one with Wayne Dixie, the special agent in charge of the Charlotte ATF office.

He said agents and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have teamed up to form a violent crimes task force, going undercover and gathering intelligence on the streets to stop the most dangerous criminals.

Dixie said they’re focused on carjackings, gun shop burglaries, and busting criminal organizations.

Channel 9 learned that Monday’s arrest will be a part of a major announcement on Tuesday involving police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Channel 9 will be there and will livestream the new conference at wsoctv.com and on our Facebook page

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