Eight Arrested In Ecstasy Bust

Hundreds of ecstasy pills have been seized from five separate drug dealers in Lenoir County, according to lawmen.

Deputies, along with Kinston police and the Greenville Drug Task Force have completed a six-month narcotics investigation with eight people now under arrest.

Deputies say they've seized 776 ecstasy pills with a street value of $11,000. Also seized were four handguns, two assault rifles along with small amounts of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Three of the homes searched were in Lenoir County, while a fourth was in Wayne County.

The following are facing charges:

Sean Jones, 24, of Fox Run Drive in Kinston
2 Counts Trafficking in Ecstasy by Possession
1 Count Trafficking in Ecstasy by Sell
1 Count Trafficking in Ecstasy by Deliver
1 Count Trafficking in Ecstasy by Transport
2 Counts to Conspire to Traffic Ecstasy
2 Counts Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substance
1 Count Felony Possession of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance
1 Count Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Jones is currently held at the Lenoir County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 dollars secured bond.

Timothy Nobles, 20, Cox Avenue in Kinston
1 Count Conspire to Deliver Ecstasy
1 Count of Possession by Firearm by Felon
1 Count of Possession of Marijuana ½ oz to 1 ½ oz
Nobles was placed under a $ 100,000.00 secure bond and is currently out on bond.

Ryan Turner, 19, Pine Knoll Drive in Kinston
1 Count of Sell and Deliver Ecstasy
1 Count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Ecstasy
1 Count Conspire Traffic Ecstasy
Turner was placed under a $30,000.00 Secured bond and is currently out on bond.

William Black, 17, Rex Howard Road in Pink Hill
1 Count of Sell and Deliver Ecstasy
1 Count Possession of Intent to Manufacture,Sell and Deliver Ecstasy
1 Count of Conspire to Traffic Ecstasy
Black was placed under a $ 30,000.00 secure bond and is currently out on bond.

Casey Wade, 20, West Pleasant Hill Road in Deep Run
1 Count of Conspire to traffic Ecstasy
Wade was placed under a $ 30,000.00 Secured Bond and is currently out on bond.

Randy Koonce, 29, Dunn Road in Kinston
1 Count Possession of Firearm by Felon
Koonce was placed under a $ 10,000.00 secured bond and is currently out on bond.

Deonko Williams, 18, Holman Street in Kinston
1 Count of Possession with Intent to manufacture,Sell, and Deliver Schedule I Ecstasy
1 Count Felony Possession of Schedule VI Marijuana
Williams was placed under a $ 10,000.00 secure bond and is currently out on bond.

Algernon Clark, 26, Paylor Drive in Kinston
1 Count Felony Possession of Schedule II (Cocaine)
Clark was placed under a $1500.00 secured bond and is currently out on bond.

Deputies say more arrests are pending.


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  • by Dr.D Location: LaGrange on Mar 28, 2009 at 05:19 AM
    Looks Like My boys are headed to the big house for a little one on one with the big boys HA, HA, HA. I hope the drug dealers burn. Better take some cigs and KY.
  • by Dont Believe This on Mar 22, 2009 at 04:57 AM
    I do not believe this was a six month investigation...I agree with 1st lady one of these guys will beat these charges...The family is praying for you cuz!! Keep your head up
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2009 at 05:35 PM
    The story looks good but when a teenager who killed 4 people will have to stay in jail less than 10 years what makes you think a judge will give them more than a slap on the wrist.
  • by Donald Duck on Mar 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    No I wouldn't MrT...Yeah I read the story but was you there how do you know it's true..but whatever
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Mar 20, 2009 at 11:53 PM
    1st lady... you say.. one of them "WILL" beat these charges... not "HAS" beat? ..LOL yea right.. my bet is on the cops and that one person is going to be beating "BARS". ...Maximum sentence sucka... you need to stop taking your own product because you are buggin!!! ...Have a nice trip.. see you next fall!!!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Mar 20, 2009 at 09:07 PM
    DK... get to rehab!
  • by 1st lady on Mar 20, 2009 at 08:42 PM
    i can't speak for all the people charged for this bs but i know at least one of them that will beat these bogus charges. f!@# a maximum sentence. 2 bad for you, hater
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 20, 2009 at 08:41 PM
    Donald Duck, I do know whats going on, and you would too if you would bother to read the story.It has all the charges listed plain as day.
  • by Donald Duck Location: North Carolina on Mar 20, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    If you don't know the situation or what is going on then do wish or hope anybody get the maximum sentence.
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Mar 20, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    Finally, some real ecstasy pills in the photo.
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