Drug arrests made through operation


First Posted: 12/30/2009

The Surry County Sheriffs Office began Operation Year End Clearance yesterday with plans to round up more than 25 people on drug-related charges.
The sheriffs office coordinated the round-up and was assisted by officers from the Mount Airy, Dobson, Pilot Mountain, and Elkin police departments and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.
The operation started at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, with 29 officers spreading throughout the county to look for 25 individuals. Arrest warrants were issued for the 25, with the separate charges totaling 135.
By mid-morning, 12 people had been arrested and the number of charges issued had risen by 15. Sheriff Graham Atkinson said, Were still looking for some.
The sheriff said this is the first round-up the office has done since late 2007 or early 2008.
Its probably the widest range of a round-up weve done in many years, Atkinson said to officers during a briefing before the operation.
The range of drug charges span from possession of marijuana to selling and delivering cocaine to trafficking in prescription drugs.
Its not necessarily the biggest drug dealers, but some of the most annoying, Atkinson said.
A few of the suspects were already in custody from recent arrests on other charges. The magistrates office was open early to process subjects as soon as they were arrested.
Undercover officers did surveillance and made buys off of several of the suspects in an investigation that spanned 9 to 10 months. Officers in Stokes and Forsyth counties also helped with the investigation.
Arrest warrants were issued for the following 25 individuals:
James Samuel Anthony, 43, of 112 Hickory Street, Elkin, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, selling and delivering marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael Lee Bessent, 20, of 1065 North Main Street, Mount Airy, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and selling and delivering cocaine.
John Ernest Collins, 40, of 860 Willow Street, Mount Airy, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and selling and delivering cocaine.
Michael Wade Collins, 38, of 151 Yo-Yo Road, Cana, Va., charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, selling and delivering methamphetamine, maintaining a drug vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gregory Alan Dowell, 48, of 803 Spring Street, Mount Airy, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, selling and delivering cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver morphine, and selling and delivering morphine.
Donald Henry Gibson, 44, of 5444 N.C. Highway 268, Dobson, charges include possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; maintaining a drug house; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Zackery Vanquail Goins, 21, of 904 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, selling and delivering cocaine, maintaining a drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Fernando Rogelio Grande, 34, of 220 Hardin Mill Road, Dobson, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and selling and delivering methamphetamine.
Sandra Jean Hodges, 35, of 716 Adams Ridge Road, State Road, charges include eight counts trafficking in Oxycodone, conspiring to traffic Oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver morphine, selling and delivering morphine, possession with intent to sell and deliver Diazepam, selling and delivering Diazepam, and three counts maintaining a drug vehicle.
Timothy Ray Holloway, 39, of 207 Sherry Drive, Mount Airy, charges include manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brenda Sue Hunter, 37, of 131 Pine Street, Mount Airy, charges include four counts trafficking in Oxycodone, conspiring to traffic Oxycodone, and maintaining a drug vehicle.
Leilani Hope Jeffcoat, 20, of 129 Lower Park Lane, Mount Airy, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, selling and delivering marijuana, conspiring to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a drug vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
James Lewis Johnson, 46, of 112 Green Street, Mount Airy, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, selling and delivering marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Theodore Robert Kuhl Jr., 34, of 2101 Sparger Road, Mount Airy, charges include possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Donna Ann Leake, 30, of 401 Granite Street, Mount Airy, charges include four counts possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, four counts selling and delivering cocaine, and four counts possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kandie Ann Mackey, 26, of 3371 Shoals Road, Pinnacle, charges include possession of marijuana, maintaining a drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Joshua Shane Marion, 27, of 172 Marion Road, Elkin, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver Oxycodone, selling and delivering Oxycodone, and maintaining a drug vehicle.
William Nelson Masten, 23, of 154 Dillion Street, State Road, charges include four counts trafficking in Oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver Oxycodone, and selling and deliver Oxycodone.
Daniel Carlos McNeil Jr., 25, of 1647 East Pine Street, Mount Airy, charges include two counts possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two counts selling and delivering cocaine, and two counts maintaining a drug vehicle.
Eric Antyion Penn, 42, of 211 Shropshire Lane, Mount Airy, charges include two counts possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and two counts selling and delivering cocaine.
Billy Lee Robertson, 23, of 130 Big Oak Lane, Lowgap, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, two counts selling and delivering methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house, two counts maintaining a drug vehicle, and three counts possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cristobal Andrez Ruiz, 19, of 121 Abner Lane, Mount Airy, charges include two counts possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts selling and delivering marijuana, conspiring to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug vehicle, two counts possession of marijuana, and three counts possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jeremiah Shipman, 24, of 159 Cone Lane, Mount Airy, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, selling and delivering cocaine, and maintaining a drug house.
Angelia Darlene Walton, 34, of 2024 Old Westfield Road, Pilot Mountain, charges include possession with intent to sell and deliver morphine, selling and delivering morphine, maintaining a drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Stephen Columbus Willis, 34, of 1073 Shuff Road, Westfield, charges include three counts possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and three counts selling and delivering cocaine.
Contact Meghann Evans at [email protected] or 719-1952.

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