Over 30 people have been arrested as part of ‘Operation Silent Night’ in Nash County.

On Wednesday, the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force arrested over 30 individuals after a six-month long drug investigation.

‘Operation Silent Night’ targeted over 50 street level narcotic dealers in and around Nash County.

During the operation, a search warrant was conducted on Mt. Zion Church Road.

During the search, officials said they found $9,435, a semi-automatic rifle, a semi-automatic 9mm pistol, and 2.1 grams of Marijuana.

The operation also targeted 52 individuals for narcotic related crimes.

Officials located the individuals based on warrants that had been secured as a result of the investigation.

After the first day of the operation, 32 of the 52 individuals have been arrested.

The remaining suspects are still at large, officials said.

“Coordinated efforts between agencies like those that make up the Tar River Regional Task Force, are vital to combating the drug issue in our neighborhoods,” said Sheriff Keith Stone. “We will continue to partner together and tackle these issues as a team”.

The following were arrested on the following charges:

  • James Aycock
    • Possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $1,500 bond
  • Philip Adcock
    • Conspire to sell or deliver heroin
  • Terrell Battle
    • Conspire to sell or deliver heroin
  • Michael Beckmann
    • Felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $10,000 bond
  • Devonte Bell
    • Possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, conspire to sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $20,000 bond
  • Tawanna Bullock
    • Sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and conspire to sell or deliver heroin
    • $10,000 bond
  • Jason Carpenter
    • Two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $40,000 bond
  • Frank Cooley
    • Trafficking opiates by possession and by transportation, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $50,000 bond
  • Montrell Cooper
    • Three counts of selling or delivering cocaine, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $140,000 bond
  • Justin Chavirs
    • Possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver heroin and selling or delivering heroin
    • $20,000 bond
  • Courtney Craddock
    • Simple possession of marijuana
  • Krystel Crandell
    • Sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin and conspiring to sell or deliver heroin
    • $20,000 bond
  • Tamarte Cranall
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
  • Christopher Dunn
    • Conspire to sell or deliver heroin
    • $10,000 bond
  • Corey Harrison
    • Sell or deliver cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine
  • Kamiya Hart
    • Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and conspire to sell or deliver marijuana
    • $15,000 bond
  • Chris House
    • Possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin
    • $20,000 bond
  • Leroy Joney Jr.
    • Possession of marijuana and misdemeanor maintaining vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
  • Michael Kinsey
    • Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II, sell or deliver Schedule II and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $20,000 bond
  • Darrell Mitchell
    • Two counts of selling or delivering heroin, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $50,000 bond
  • Maurice Mitchell
    • Three counts of selling or delivering cocaine, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and three counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $40,000 bond
  • Norman Radford 
    • Simple possession of marijuana, misdemeanor maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
  • Paula Poland
    • Selling or delivering heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $20,000 bond
  • James Robertson
    • Possession of heroin and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
  • Laterice Ruffin
    • Three counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $75,000 bond
  • Stephone Sears
    • Two counts of selling or delivering cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances and misdemeanor possession of marijuana
    • $52,000 bond
  • Travis Somerville
    • Three counts of selling or delivering marijuana, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and three counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $15,000 bond
  • Trey Taylor
    • Possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia
    • $5,000 bond
  • Kevin Tyree
    • Two counts of selling and delivering heroin, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $50,000 bond
  • Tristan West
    • Sell or deliver Schedule II, possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances.
    • $20,000 bond
  • Eric Williams
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Quintavis Wilkins
    • Trafficking heroin by sale and by possession and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances
    • $50,000 bond