21 charged during drug searches in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins emphasizes the need for safety at a briefing on early morning raids. (NC ALE photo)

Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins emphasizes the need for safety at a briefing on early morning raids. (NC ALE photo)

RALEIGH (ALE) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Mount Gilead Police Department and the Troy Police Department joined resources with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch to conduct the second phase of an undercover operation in Montgomery County. Phase one of the operation was conducted in October 2015. This operation came as a result of citizen complaints regarding illegal drug activity occurring throughout the county. Heroin, methamphetamine, opium, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription medications were among the illegal substances that undercover agents purchased during the operation.

This cooperative effort also included the Biscoe Police Department, the Star Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections Prisons and North Carolina Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice Canine Team.

As a result of this operation, law enforcement officials arrested dozens of drug dealers and executed three search warrants at locations known to be distributing drugs in Montgomery County. As a result of the searches, drugs and firearms were seized.

This investigation was conducted as part of ALE’s Community Betterment Initiative which identifies communities in North Carolina where the quality of life for the citizens is disrupted by drugs, gangs, and violence in their neighborhoods. ALE special agents worked closely with detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Troy Police Department and Mount Gilead Police Department during the second phase of the operation.

“We continue to stay committed to working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to address the needs of neighborhoods and communities with proactive, efficient enforcement strategies that rid the communities of crimes and violence,” said ALE Special Agent in Charge Mike Yates. “We hope the cooperative law enforcement efforts seen today ensure these communities are afforded an improved quality of life. It should also serve notice to the citizens of Montgomery County that Sheriff Watkins is committed to this cause.”

“The value of our existing partnerships with other law enforcement agencies is very important to our county and it is through these partnerships that allow us to continue to address the issue of drugs and improve our overall quality,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins.

Locations searched included the homes of Roderic House, 1282 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, North Carolina; Robert Chambers, 1038 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, North Carolina; and Donald Lowery, 103 Columbus Drive, Mount Gilead, North Carolina.

The following people were charged with the criminal violations listed:

Jamie Winborn Thompson, 45, 190 Dairy Road, Troy, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance.

Amber Michelle McNeill, 22, 509 Dennis Street, Troy, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance.
Sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance.
Trafficking opium by possession.
Trafficking opium by delivering.
Trafficking opium by selling.

Gilbert Lee Little, 58, 160 Springdale Heights, Troy, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance.
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

Marcella Ann Ewing, 59, 6015 Pleasant Valley Road, Mount Gilead, NC
Deliver marijuana.
Conspired deliver marijuana.
Maintain a vehicle to keep a controlled substance.

Justin Antonio Leake, 25, 4474 Rockie River Road, Ramseur, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance.
Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Roger Lamont Smith, 40, 611 Hearne Farm Road, Mount Gilead, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts).
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts).
Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts).

Manuela Zitterbart Stanback, age 46, 307 Haywood Road, Mount Gilead, NC
Delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Knowingly allow drug violations to occur on ABC licensed premises.

Linda Sherline Stage, age 66, 917 Lindsey Drive, Troy, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance.
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

Kayla Louise Fish, 26, 237 Eastway Road, Troy, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance.
Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jonathan Eugene Dumas, 30, 6018 Pleasant Valley Road, Mount Gilead, NC
Obtain property by false pretense.
Misdemeanor Larceny.

Tristian Rashee Horne, 23, 444 Parkertown Road, Mount Gilead, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance.
Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brandon Alexander Gillis, 19, 444 Parkertown Road, Mount Gilead, NC
Conspire to sell and deliver marijuana.

Mary Faye Duncan, age 49, 701 South Pearl Street, Troy, NC
Sell and deliver cocaine (2 counts).
Possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine (2 counts).
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.
Possession drug paraphernalia (2 counts).

Robert Anthony Chambers, age 54, 1038 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, NC
Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts).
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts).
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (3 counts).
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule IV.
Possession of firearm by felon.

Dannie Deddie Smith, age 29, 105 Lee Drive, Biscoe, NC
Possession of cocaine.
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

Roderic Eldon House, age 41, 1282 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, NC
Sell and deliver cocaine (3 counts).
Possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine (3 counts).
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.
Possess drug paraphernalia.

Donald Dwayne Lowery, 39, 103 Columbus Drive, Mount Gilead, NC
Sell and deliver methamphetamine (2 counts).
Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substances.
Conspire to sell and deliver methamphetamine.
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts).
Maintain a vehicle to keep a controlled substance (2 counts).

Cymone Barrett Lowery, 24, 103 Columbus Drive, Mount Gilead, NC
Sell and deliver methamphetamine.
Possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine.
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.
Possession drug paraphernalia.
Possession of Schedule IV controlled substances.
Possession of controlled substances in detention center.

Lindsay Saunders Gray, 32, 341 Suggs Road, Troy, NC
Conspire to sell and deliver marijuana.
Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

Daniel Joe Britt, 32, 737 Dover Road, Star, NC
Sell methamphetamine.
Conspire to sell and deliver methamphetamine (2 counts).
Possession of methamphetamine.

Cindy Mae Williams, 40, 1282 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, NC
Possession of schedule VI controlled substances.
Possession of drug paraphernalia.

—provided by North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Arrests, Biscoe Police, Montgomery County Sheriff, Mount Gilead, NC Alcohol Law Enforcement, Star Police, Troy Police and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to 21 charged during drug searches in Montgomery County

  1. Joe white says:

    Keep up the good work!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s