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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