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August 16, 2013

TAKEN OFF THE STREETS

Drug task forces make 22 arrests

TARBORO — What started as a spring event to round up alleged drug dealers has gone well into the summer. "Operation Spring Fling" is still running strong, including its latest roundup that netted 22 arrests during a three-day period. One arrest resulted in 44 charges on one suspect that involved the sell of marijuana and cocaine.

"It is good that we do our best to combat narcotics sales in our community," Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams said. "Narcotics lead to several different things, such as other crimes being committed such as robberies and breaking into houses and vehicles."

The drug task forces from the Tarboro Police Department and the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department continued rounding up suspected drug dealers this week, concentrating on suspected dealers in mainly the Tarboro area. To-date they have arrested more than 80 suspected dealers during a five-month period.

Williams said he is pleased with the continued effort from his department and the sheriff's department working hand-in-hand to fight the drug trade.

"Operation Spring Fling" kicked off in April when the task forces joined together and targeted street level dealers selling marijuana, pills and cocaine. The task force set up the operation when they made controlled buys from suspected targets throughout the county.

"Sometimes, your lower level dealers get you to the higher level dealers and that is something we are working on," Williams said. "It is important that we target anyone who is profiting, assisting, performing and contributing to drug sales."

Law enforcement executed two search warrants during the roundup this week, which led to seven total arrests from just those two searches. The first search warrant was executed Tuesday at Mobile Home Estates Trailer Park. When officers searched that residence they found crack cocaine and marijuana. The second search was of an apartment on Main Street. There, officers uncovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The following suspects were arrested this week:

• Michael Marcel Wade, of 403 Lincoln Road, Tarboro, charged with possessing marijuana up to one half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Damon Wayne Fendley, of 510 Chestnut St., Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana, possession of up to one half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.

• Dennis Leon Johnson, of 619 E. Wilson St., Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, sell cocaine, deliver cocaine, manufacture or deliver controlled substance at day care center, posession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed under a $165,000 secured bond.

• Jimmy Ezekiel Young, of 400 E. Northern Blvd. Apt. 8, Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana, maintain vehicle to store controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to one half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed under a $185,000 secured bond.

• William Donnell Johnson, of 1003 Panola St., Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana, possession of up to one half ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed under a $185,000 secured bond.

• Brittany Lynn Bradley, of 2512 Beechwood Dr., Tarboro, charged with three counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, three counts of sell marijuana, three counts of deliver marijuana, two counts of possession of up to one half ounce of marijuana, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school and maintain vehicle to store controlled substance. Jailed under a $185,000 secured bond.

• Mary Elizabeth Tyson, of 810 Sunset Ave., Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana, manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substances within 1,000 feet of school, possession up to one half ounce of marijuana and maintain vehicle/dwelling to store controlled substances. Jailed under a $165,000 secured bond.

• Justin Patrick Adcox, of 406 E. Green St., Macclesfield, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver ecstasy, sell schedule I and deliver schedule I. Jailed under a $185,000 secured bond.

• Darine Tyron Johnson, of 2306 St. Andrew St., Tarboro, charged with two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of sell cocaine, two counts of deliver cocaine, two counts of maintain vehicle/dwelling to store controlled substance, two counts of manufacture/sell/deliver controlled substance at child care center, two counts of possession of cocaine, conspire to sell/deliver cocaine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed under a $250,000 secured bond.

• William Donnell Johnson, of 400 E. Northern Blvd. Apt. 49, Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana, conspire to sell/deliver marijuana, manufacture/sell/deliver controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school and possession of up to one half ounce of marijuana. Jailed under a $165,000 secured bond.

• Chauncey Jamelle Crowell, of lot 91 Mobile Home Estates, Tarboro, charged with four counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, four counts of sell marijuana, five counts of deliver marijuana, five counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, four counts of sell cocaine, three counts of deliver cocaine, five counts of possession of cocaine, two counts of maintaing a dwelling to store controlled substance, conspire to sell cocaine, six counts of possession of up to one half ounce of marijuana, and five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed under a $550,000 secured bond.

• Keisha Renee Staton, of Lot 91 Mobile Homes Estates, Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and maintain a dwelling to store controlled substance. Jailed under a $165,000 secured bond.

• Patrick Devon Martin, of Lot 91 Mobile Home Estates, Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and maintain a dwelling to store controlled substance. Jailed under a $165,000 secured bond.

• Thomas Joseph, of Lot 91 Mobile Home Estates, Tarboro, charged with resisting public officer. Jailed under a $2,000 secured bond.

• Marlo Ray Bridgers, of 310 Mullins St. Princeville, charged with two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of deliver marijuana, two counts of maintain a dwelling to store controlled substance and two counts of sell marijuana. Jailed under a $200,000 secured bond. Ladderrick Deontra Jones, of 166 Center St., Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana and possession up to one half ounce of marijuana. Jailed under a $165,000 secured bond.

• Allen Ray Driver, of 2251 N. Main St., Tarboro, charged with possession up to one half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Kristin Kelly Joyner, of 2251 N. Main St. Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana and maintain a dwelling to store controlled substance. Jailed under a $165,000 secured bond.

• Cody Allen Driver, of 810 Sunset Ave., Tarboro, charged with possession with the intent to maufacture/sell/deliver heroin, sell heroin, deliver heroin, possession of heroin, manufacture marijuana, four counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, three counts of sell marijuana, three counts of deliver marijuana, three counts of possession up to one half ounce of marijuana, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of maintain a dwelling to store controlled substance and two counts of manufacture/sell/deliver controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school. Jailed under a $185,000 secured bond.

• Devion Ratrell Battle, of 2225 Sherwood Ave., Tarboro, charged with two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of sell cocaine, two counts of deliver cocaine, two counts of possession of cocaine, manufacture/sell/deliver controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school, maintain dwelling to store controlled substance, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana, conspire to sell/deliver cocaine, conspire to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession up to one half ounce of marijuana. Jailed under a $185,000 secured bond.

• Grant Hamilton Williams, of 604 Bardley Ave., Tarboro, charged with three counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, three counts of sell marijuana, three counts of deliver marijuana, two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of sell cocaine, two counts of deliver cocaine, three counts of possession up to one half ounce of marijuana, two counts of conspire to sell/deliver cocaine, conspire to sell/deliver marijuana, two counts of possession of cocaine, manufacture/sell/deliver controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school, manufacture/sell/deliver controlled substance at daycare center, promote drug sales by minor and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Jailed under a $200,000 secured bond.

 

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