CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the Morehead City Police Department announces another round of arrests in the undercover drug effort known as “Operation One by One.”

This operation has been ongoing and is in its fourth round of arrests.

It’s an effort to target criminal suspects who have been engaged in the illegal sales and diversion of illegal drugs in Carteret County.

Sheriff Asa Buck asks anyone with information about suspicious or illegal activity to call the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400 or your local law enforcement agency.

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Lenny Frank Best, 43, Newport: Two counts of trafficking, opium or heroin and one count of possessing methamphetamine Received a $50,000 bond.
  • Michael Leroy Hucks, 52, Morehead City: Two counts each of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling and delivering cocaine, and one count each of manufacturing cocaine, selling cocaine, delivering cocaine, and maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Received a $25,000 bond.
  • Mollie Christine Keller, 24, Newport: One count each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine and delivering methamphetamine. Received a $10,000 bond.
  • Lance Mason, 46, Gloucester: One count each of possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, possessing marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule I controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana, fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, and resisting public officer. Received a $50,000 bond.
  • Rodney Bruce Oden, 27, Beaufort: Two counts each of possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule I controlled substance, selling heroin and one count each of possessing a schedule I controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule I controlled substance, delivering a schedule I controlled substance, possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $20,000 bond.
  • Katelyn Marie Reels, 27, Newport: One count each of possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, and manufacturing a schedule I controlled substance. Received a $5,00 bond.
  • Dayna Michelle Ruiz, 36, Havelock: One count each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, and delivering methamphetamine. received a $5,000 bond.
  • Robert Charles Whitchurch, 21, Newport: Two counts each of possessing a schedule I controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule I controlled substance, delivering a schedule I controlled substance, and one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $75,000 bond.
  • Trevor Drew Willis, 23, Beaufort: Four counts of maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance and two counts each of possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule I controlled substance, selling heroin, delivering heroin, possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance. received a $78,000 bond.

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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the Morehead City Police Department announced another round of arrests in the undercover drug effort known as “Operation One by One.”

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Sonny Wayne Cutts, 39, Newport: One count of conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $500 bond.
  • Ivory James Gary, 35, Morehead City: Four counts of selling and delivering cocaine, two counts each of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver and manufacturing cocaine. Received a $10,000 bond.
  • Malik Raheem George, 21, Havelock: Four counts of selling and delivering marijuana and two counts each of possessing marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, and manufacturing marijuana. Received a $5,000 bond.
  • Dandre Marquan Henry, 21, Havelock: Four counts of selling or delivering a counterfeit controlled substance, two counts each of possessing a counterfeit controlled substance with the intent to sell and deliver, selling and delivering heroin, and one count each of possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, and delivering methamphetamine. Submitted a written promise to appear.
  • Mikail Leland Hucks, 22, Morehead City: Two counts of conspiring to sell and deliver cocaine and one count each of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing cocaine, selling cocaine, delivering cocaine, and maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Received a $7,000 bond.
  • Casey Glenn King, 27, Kinston: One count each of conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possessing a scheduled II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $17,500 bond.
  • Cedric Lamont Montford, 33, Newport: Two counts of conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Received a $20,000 bond.
  • Christopher Allen Murray, 35, Beaufort: Two counts each of selling and delivering cocaine and one count of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver. Received a $70,000 bond.
  • Robert Edward Sessions, 48, New Bern: One count each of possessing a schedule I controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule I controlled substance, and delivering a schedule I controlled substance. Received a $5,000 bond.
  • Jamaal Kenyatta Spell, 32, Morehead City: One count each possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, and delivering methamphetamine. Received a $10,000 bond.

Previously, officials arrested 16 suspects during the second round of the operation.

The following suspects were arrested on several charges:

  • Cody James Bell, 29, Newport: one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $10,000 bond.
  • Shawnna Rae Blevins, 35, Newport: one count each of possessing a schedule III controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule III controlled substance, delivering a schedule III controlled substance, and manufacturing a schedule III controlled substance. Received a $3,000 bond.
  • Aki Raheem Butler, 29, Beaufort: two counts of manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park and one count each of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling cocaine, and delivering cocaine. Received a $5,000 bond.
  • Donald Dallas Cutts, 40, Stella: one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Received a $5,000 bond.
  • James Kenneth Dixon, Jr., 40, Gloucester: one count each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, and delivering methamphetamine. Received a $20,000 bond.
  • Brandon Lee Ellis, 36, Newport: one count each of manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling cocaine, and delivering cocaine. Received a $5,000 bond.
  • Charles Ryan Jarvis, 39, Newport: two counts each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling and delivering a schedule II controlled substance, conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance and one count each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling heroin, delivering heroin, and manufacturing heroin. Received a $1.35 million bond.
  • Donald Joseph Kennedy, 33, Newport: one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $15,000 bond.
  • Brian Neal Lynch, 31, Newport: three counts of selling a schedule III controlled substance, two counts each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping, and selling a controlled substance and one count of delivering a schedule III controlled substance. Received a $10,000 bond.
  • Ronnie Gene McArthur, 38, Beaufort: one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Received a $15,000 bond.
  • Justin Ryan Player, 36, Morehead City: one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $20,000 bond.
  • Jason Allen Porter, 40, Newport: one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, and conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Received a $15,000 bond.
  • Frank Winston Quinn, III, 24, Newport: three counts each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, and delivering methamphetamine. Received $100,000 bond.
  • Jamie Scott Tripp, 30, Beaufort: four counts of manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, two counts each of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling cocaine, delivering cocaine, and one count of maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Received a $7,5000 bond.
  • Michael O’Neal Watson, 33, Salter Path: one count each of possessing a schedule I controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule I controlled substance, delivering a schedule I controlled substance, possessing heroin, possessing drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park. Received a $40,000 bond.
  • Rani Ahmed Yaghi, 27, Morehead City: two counts of conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Received a $15,000 bond.

The operation is an effort to target criminal suspects who have been engaged in the illegal sales and diversion of illegal drugs in Carteret County.

Sheriff Asa Buck asks anyone with information about suspicious or illegal activity to call the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400 or your local law enforcement agency.