Nine People Arrested In ALE, Tyrrell Co. Sheriff Drug Investigation

Nine people have been arrested after a joint drug investigation in Tyrrell County.

The charges include cocaine and marijuana sale and possession, selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a park, and loitering for prostitution. Authorities say four of the nine were charged with selling drugs near Columbia Municipal Park on Fonsoe Street.

Working with the sheriff's office, the North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement announced the arrests.

The following people were arrested:

· Steven D. Childress, 22, of 453 Road St. Extension charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, one count of sell and deliver cocaine and two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

· Eddie L. Collins Jr., 41, of 314 Fonsoe St. charged with one count of possession with intent to sell cocaine and one count of sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

· Carolyn D. Gray, 54, of 402 S. Road St. charged with two counts of conspiracy to sell cocaine, two counts of maintaining a dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance.

· Darius S. Hassell, 23, of 306 A Scottsdale St. charged with one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and one count of sell and deliver of marijuana.

· Bobby J. Moore, 22, of 3172 Chapel Hill Road charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, one count possession with intent to sell marijuana and four counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

· Milton N. Moore, 48, of 402 S. Road St. charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and two counts of sale and deliver of cocaine.

· Ciara S. Spencer, 23, of 813 Chapel Hill Road charged with one count of loitering for prostitution.

· Steven D. Spruill, 28, of Basnight Lane charged with one count of sell and deliver of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and one count of maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance. A 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe was seized from Spruill.

· Roosevelt C. Waller, 19, 1001 Secotia Village charged with one count of possession with intent to sell cocaine, one count of sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, one count of possession with intent to sell a controlled substance and one count of sell and deliver of a controlled substance.


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  • by HELP US on Aug 22, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    ALE YOU NEED TO COME TO HYDE COUNTY AND HELP US WITH THE DRUGS HERE THEY ARE BAD. THE SHERIFF DEPT. LOOKS THE OTHER WAY OR MAYBE PAID TO LOOK THE OTHERWAY NOT JUST THIS SHERIFF THE LAST 4 THAT HYDE COUNTY HAS HAD ALL THE SAME.
  • by I see on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    It's not the sheriff's office, but rather the court system that has problems. Laws are made that protect the wrong people!
  • by Outsider to Columbia Location: Columbia on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:02 AM
    Now you see why teachers have a difficult time in a small school. Just read the comments sent in! English is not the first language apparently. 6 of the 9 are repeat offenders. 6 of the 9 need to be put in prison because 3 strikes (4 in Hassell's case) you are out of circulation. Columbia itself has only around 600 people, the rest of Tyrrell County around 3500 /-.
  • by U WANNA KNO on Oct 14, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    ha funny i saw almost all of them the next day..why friggin let em out to just do it again. keep em locked up.NO BAIL1
  • by Anonymous Location: columbia on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:25 AM
    My be the corrupt system of the sheriffs office, have a hard time getin charges to stick because their links are "Bogus". With good lawyers 7 out of the 9 will be found not guilty. Something needs to be done about the corrupt system in Tyrell County
  • by To Columbia Resident: on Oct 13, 2009 at 02:41 PM
    I didn't think there were 3,000 people living in Columbia.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    Good Job! Now if the judges would just actually punish them. I know 4 of these are repeat offenders. Why are they still on the street. It must be frustrating for the law enforcement to keep busting the same ones only for them to be back on the street a few days later.
  • by Columbia Resident Location: Columbia on Oct 13, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    Way to go! Just 3,000 more to go!!!! Congrats to our local Sherrif's Office!!!!!!
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