Pitt Co. Sheriff’s Office makes narcotics arrests in ‘Operation DownFall’

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has begun to make arrests in “Operation DownFall,” a seven-month-long drug trafficking and enforcement campaign.

Deputies said the campaign yielded 44 different traffickers and further arrests are pending throughout the rest of 2016.

The operation was conducted in order to target illegal drug trafficking organizations, including street-level dealers.

The campaign was also in response to the increase of heroin overdoses in Pitt County over the last several months.

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

Cecil Van Ayers Jr.

Date of Arrest: 11/17/2016

Charges: Trafficking in Opiates (3 Counts)

Bond Information: $300,000 secured

Aaron Lemont Harper

Date of Arrest: 11/17/2016

Charges: Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, or Deliver Marijuana

Bond Information: $5,000 secured

Montana Dawn Brown

Date of Arrest: 11/15/2016

Charges: Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Heroin; Trafficking Heroin

Bond Information: $100,000 secured

Roselind Symone Cratch

Date of Arrest: 11/16/2016

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine; (2 counts) Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine; (2 counts) Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place used for the Sale of Cocaine; Conspire to Sell Cocaine; Manufacture or Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia; Possess Drug Paraphernalia

Bond Information: $300,000 secured

Benjamin Kyle Sartin

Date of Arrest: 11/17/2016

Charges: Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Heroin

Bond Information: $5,000 secured

Humberto Martinez Espino

Date of Arrest: 11/14/2016

Charges: (2 counts) Trafficking in Cocaine; Conspire to Traffic in Cocaine

Bond Information: $500,000 secured

Connie Earl Stancill

Date of Arrest: 11/15/2016

Charges: Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Cocaine

Bond Information: $3,000.00 secured

Dominick Shields

Date of Arrest: 11/14/2016

Charges: (2 counts) Sell Cocaine; (2 counts) Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine; (2 counts) Deliver Cocaine;(2 counts) Trafficking in Cocaine; Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana; Sell Marijuana; Deliver Marijuana; Conspire to Traffic in Cocaine

Bond Information: $500,000.00 secured

Jeffery Rodney Speight

Date of Arrest: 11/15/2016

Charges: (2 counts) Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance; (2 counts) Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place used for the sale of Schedule II Controlled Substance

Bond Information: $5,000.00 secured

Derrick Lamont Spencer AKA “Boot”

Date of Arrest: 11/14/2016

Charges: (2 counts) Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine

Bond Information: $50,000.00 secured

Kendrick Kwame Reese

Date of Arrest: 11/21/2016

Charges: (3 counts) Trafficking in Cocaine; (2 counts) Conspire to Sell or Deliver Cocaine; (3 counts) Possess Drug Paraphernalia; (2 counts) Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place used for the Sale of Cocaine

Bond Information: $750,000.00 secured

Kevin Terrell Small

Date of Arrest: 11/21/2016

Charges: (2 counts) Trafficking in Cocaine; (2 counts) Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place used for the Sale of Cocaine

Bond Information: $500,000.00 secured

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