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19 charged in 'Operation Harvest' drug roundup; heroin, cocaine, guns seized

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Posted 11/28/19

NASHVILLE — Authorities arrested 19 people on a combined total of 85 charges and seized heroin, cocaine, Xanax, marijuana and guns in a pre-Thanksgiving drug sweep dubbed Operation …

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19 charged in 'Operation Harvest' drug roundup; heroin, cocaine, guns seized

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Sheriff's deputies seized four guns, one of which had been reported stolen, heroin, packaging equipment, marijuana and cash in a raid on a Rocky Mount home last month as part of Operation Harvest, a drug investigation and roundup that wrapped up the day before Thanksgiving.
Sheriff's deputies seized four guns, one of which had been reported stolen, heroin, packaging equipment, marijuana and cash in a raid on a Rocky Mount home last month as part of Operation Harvest, a drug investigation and roundup that wrapped up the day before Thanksgiving.
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NASHVILLE — Authorities arrested 19 people on a combined total of 85 charges and seized heroin, cocaine, Xanax, marijuana and guns in a pre-Thanksgiving drug sweep dubbed Operation Harvest. 

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office announced results of the narcotics enforcement campaign Wednesday evening. Commanders say drug arrests often begin with tips from concerned neighbors or witnesses. 

“The Nash County Sheriff’s Office urges the community to continue to contact us about illegal activity that occurs in their neighborhoods,” Capt. Eddie Moore said in a news release. It is this partnership with the community that leads to successful operations like Operation Harvest.” 

Deputies say an Oct. 23 raid on a home on the 1800 block of Main Street in Rocky Mount was part of the weeks-long special operation. Nash County and Edgecombe County deputies executed a search warrant at the home and seized four guns, one of which had been reported stolen, along with heroin, heroin stamps and packaging equipment, marijuana and $3,111 in cash.

Christopher Allen Cooper and Tyeisha Williams each face charges of possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following the Main Street search. 

On Nov. 20, deputies and members of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force learned that two fugitives, Crystal Dawn Kettells and Clarence Cooper, would be staying at a home on the 8100 block of Lancaster Store Road outside Castalia. Kettells and Cooper were wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for drug charges in Nash and Franklin counties. 

Authorities arrested the pair and received permission to search the home, Moore said. The search yielded 10 ½ grams of crack cocaine along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

Kettells is charged with three counts of conspiracy to deliver heroin, two counts each of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and one count each of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.

Clarence Cooper is charged with conspiracy to sell cocaine and possession of marijuana. 

Also on Nov. 20, Nash County deputies searched a home on the 400 block of Arrington Avenue in Rocky Mount with assistance from the Rocky Mount Police Department and N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Community Corrections probation and parole officers. 

Authorities seized 53 doses of heroin, 5 grams of crack cocaine, Xanax pills and marijuana. Jvon Coley and Allessia Shavon Dancy were arrested in connection with the case.

Coley and Dancy both face one count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Coley had two outstanding warrants — an order for arrest on a hit-and-run charge and a parole violation. Dancy had an outstanding warrant on a felony probation violation charge. 

Also on Nov. 20, sheriff’s deputies from Nash and Edgecombe counties raided a home on the 4500 block of Joe Ellen Road in Rocky Mount’s Battleboro community. Moore said Jennipher Snow Flake was caught with heroin, crack cocaine, Xanax pills and a marijuana plant. 

Flake is charged with two counts of possession of heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and one count of manufacturing marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Other suspects arrested during Operation Harvest are listed with the charges they face: 

• Shabious Marooney Lynch, three counts each of selling or delivering cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and one count each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. 

• Aaron McKinley Perry, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, selling or delivering heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. 

• Malcolm Denzel Allen, selling or delivering a counterfeit controlled substance, selling or delivering cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. 

• Shellie Inscoe, possession of heroin, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

• Titus Rashad Manning, three counts each of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, selling or delivering cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. 

• Elbert Romy Cherry, three counts each of selling or delivering heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, two counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of felony larceny. 

• Jermaine Detron Wilson, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

• Jacqueline Denise Johnson, possession of heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. 

• Joshua Allen Bray, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver methaqualone or Quaalude, maintaining a place for a controlled substance, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

• Jermele Antwan Farmer, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a counterfeit instrument or currency. 

• James Otis Davis Jr., possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, selling or delivering cocaine, selling or delivering heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. 

• Fred Pitts, selling or delivering heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. 

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