17 arrested, 7 wanted after ‘Operation Nightmare Before Christmas’

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17 people have been arrested and seven individuals are still wanted after officials conducted ‘Operation Nightmare Before Christmas’ in Onslow County.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted ‘Operation Nightmare Before Christmas’ on December 21.

The operation was the result of nearly a one-year investigation targeting individuals in and around Onslow County that are possessing, using, and distributing narcotics such as heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and narcotics-based prescription pills.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service Camp Lejeune Field Office, the North Carolina Adult Probation and Parole Jacksonville Field Office and the Warrant Squad, the Uniform Patrol Division, the Crime Reduction Team-2, the Training Division, and the Detective Division assisted the operation.

The operation sought 27 targets on several criminal charges.

During the operation the following results were documented:

  • 17 targets located and taken into custody
  • Three targets located in custody of the North Carolina prison system on unrelated criminal offenses
  • One target unrelated to this operation arrested as a probation absconder
  • One target unrelated to this operation arrested on five outstanding felony and misdemeanor charges

The Drug Enforcement Unit opened four new criminal investigations and seized the following:

  • 4.3 grams of crack cocaine
  • Six grams of powder cocaine
  • One gram of marijuana
  • 6.5dosage units of xanax pills
  • 13 dosage units of alprazolam
  • Four dosage units of hydrocodone pills
  • 26 grams of heroin

The following individuals were arrested on the following charges:

  • Kenneth R. Schenck Jr. 
    • Two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin
    • Two counts of selling heroin
    • Two counts of delivering heroin
    • Two counts of maintaining  dwelling for controlled substances
    • Two counts of manufacturing heroin
    • Two counts of drug paraphernalia
    • $30,000 bond
  • Tony O. Hendricks Jr.
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver crack cocaine
    • Manufacture crack cocaine
    • Sell cocaine
    • Delivering cocaine 
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $10,000 bond
  • Leroy E. Pierce Jr.
    • Two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver crack cocaine
    • Two counts of selling crack cocaine
    • Two counts of delivering crack cocaine
    • Two counts of manufacturing crack cocaine
    • Maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances
    • $20,000 bond
  • Andre T. Johnson II
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin
    • Selling heroin
    • Delivering heroin
    • Maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver crack cocaine
    • Selling crack cocaine
    • Delivering crack cocaine
    • $18,000 bond
  • Treffle A. Stein
    • Possession of heroin
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $5,000 bond
  • Justin W. Marshburn
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin
    • Sell heroin
    • Delivering heroin
    • Manufacturing heroin
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $50,000 bond
  • Michael S. Patterson
    • Two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin
    • Two counts of manufacturing heroin
    • Two counts of selling heroin
    • Two counts of delivering heroin
    • Two counts of drug paraphernalia
    • $26,000 bond
  • Jeremy L. Koepp
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin
    • Manufacture heroin
    • Selling heroin
    • Delivering heroin
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $25,000 bond
  • William R. Jones Jr.
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin
    • Sell heroin
    • Deliver heroin
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $20,000 bond
      • New Charges:
      • Trafficking heroin by possession
      • Trafficking heroin by manufacturing 
      • Maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance
      • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine
      • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin 
      • Manufacturing cocaine
      • Possession of drug paraphernalia
      • $65,000 bond
  • April R. Sanders
    • Possession of controlled counterfeit controlled substances
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $5,000 bond
  • Marvaleshia R. Drakes
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana
    • Conspiracy 
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $5,000 bond
  • Scott A. Cole
    • Two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substances
    • Two counts of manufacturing counterfeit controlled substances
    • Two counts of selling and delivering counterfeit controlled substances
    • $5,000 bond
  • Mark L. Green
    • Two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule IV
    • Two counts of manufacturing schedule IV
    • Two counts of selling and delivering schedule IV
    • Two counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance
    • Two counts of drug paraphernalia
    • $60,000 bond
  • Brandon F. Howard
    • Misdemeanor possession of marijuana
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • Misdemeanor maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance
    • $500 bond
  • Michael B. Hanna
    • Possession of schedule IV
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $500 bond
  • Wesley A. Bennett 
    • Possession of heroin
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • Maintaining a vehicle to use a controlled substance
    • $5,000 bond
  • Cory D. Tremain
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia 
    • Maintaining a vehicle to use a controlled substance
    • $2,500 bond
  • Tonya R. Creech (Unrelated criminal convictions)
  • Adrian E. Taylor (Unrelated criminal convictions)
  • Alameen F. Hamm (Unrelated criminal convictions)

The following individuals are still at large:

  • Adam Keith-Winfred Hansley
  • Jacob A. Lewis 
  • Emily K. Vernon
  • Edward L. Matthews 
  • Ronald G. Griffin
  • Angelina C. Richard
  • Christopher E. Witherspoon

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