Covert drug operation nets 19 arrests, three people still wanted

MARTIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An undercover drug operation in one Eastern Carolina county has netted lawmen 19 arrests, while they continue to search for three more suspected drug dealers.

The Martin County Narcotics Unit has been doing the covert operation over the past five months in Williamston and Martin County.

There were multiple arrests for trafficking in opium, while others were charged with cocaine and marijuana offenses.

A news release says with the help of citizens, the drug unit continues to take large amounts of drugs off the streets and make arrests.

The narcotics team is made of up investigators from the Martin County Sheriff's Office and detectives with the Williamston Police Department.

The following were arrested over the last three weeks as a part of the operation:

Laportia Roshea Woolard
Williamston

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine
• Conspire to Sale or Deliver Cocaine

Bond: $10,000.00

Rodney Wendell Hill
Robersonville

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine

Bond: $5,000.00

Dominique Laquez Gumbs
Williamston

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances within 1000 Feet of a Park

Bond: $10,000.00

Clifton Jermaule Overton
Windsor

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Marijuana

Bond: $10,000.00

Beatrice Bullock Salisbury
Williamston

Charges:
• Trafficking in Opium
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances
• Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled Substances

Bond: $50,000.00

Joshua James Arnold
Plymouth

Charges:
• Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
• Possession of a Stolen Firearm
• Felony Conspiracy to Possess a Stolen Firearm

Bond: $5,000.00

Janie Pruitt Bell
Plymouth

Charges:
• Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance within 1000 Feet of a Child Care Facility
• Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
• Possession of a Stolen Firearm
• Felony Conspiracy to Possess a Stolen Firearm

Bond: $250,000.00

Stewart Carl Taylor
Williamston

Charges
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine within 1000 Feet of a Park

Bond: $50,000.00

Eddicus Alquan Burns
Williamston

Charges:
• Sale or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substances
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substances
• Sale or Deliver Marijuana

Bond: $20,000.00

Ricky James Crouse
Williamston

Charges:
• Trafficking in Opium (4 counts)
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance (4 counts)
• Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled Substances (4 counts)

Bond: $250,000.00

Tamika Lakeisha Speller
Williamston

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Marijuana
• Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled Substances

Bond: $5,000.00

Latasha Lovette Jones
Williamston

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine
• Conspire to Sale or Deliver Cocaine

Bond: $20,000.00

Crystal Ann Gallo
Merry Hill

Charges:
• Trafficking in Opium
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
• Maintaining a Vehicle to Keep or Store Controlled Substances (2 counts)

Bond: $250,000.00

Jamel Shevar Swain
Windsor

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine (2 counts)
• Maintaining a Vehicle to Keep or Store Controlled Substances (2 counts)

Bond: $250,000.00

Takele Quanta Brown
Williamston

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Cocaine

Bond: $2,000.00

Gerry Lydell Brown
Williamston

Charges:
• Sale or Deliver Marijuana
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Marijuana (2 counts)
• Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled Substances (2 counts)

Bond: $10,000.00

Gerald Lamont Harrison
Williamston

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances
• Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled Substances
• Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
• Felony Conspiracy
• Resisting a Public Officer

Bond: $60,500.00

Shaynia Lakole Webb
Williamston

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances within 1000 Feet of a School

Bond: $30,000.00

Jawanee Ronnie Bazemore
Williamston

Charges:
• Trafficking in Opium (4 counts)
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances (3 counts)
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances within 1000 Feet of a School

Bond: $350,000.00

The following suspects are wanted by the Martin County Sheriff's Office at this time:

Tyrone NMN Lewis (WANTED)
Scotland Neck

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances

Lecia Casper Dickerson (WANTED)
Jamesville

Charges
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substances (2 counts)
• Sale or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substances (2 counts)

Tyranny Bronzel Griffin
Robersonville

Charges:
• Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts wanted suspects are asked to contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office at 252-789-4500, the Williamston Police Department at 252-792-2124, Martin Central Communications at 252-789-4555 or Martin County Crime Stoppers at 252-792-8800.