More suspects arrested as part of Operation Iron Rooster in Onslow County

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) More suspects have been arrested as part of Operation Iron Rooster in Onslow County.

On October 4, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted “Operation Iron Rooster.”

The operation was the result of an investigation that began after the Drug Enforcement Unit received numerous complaints from citizens about drugs being sold throughout Onslow County.

The operation was conducted in partnership and cooperation with Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and N.C. Department of Probation and Parole after nearly a year-long operation seeking 42 targets, with 30 being arrested.

Four additional suspects have been located and charged, bringing the total to 34 out of 42 targets being arrested.

The most recent arrests include the following individuals:

Ashley Ramiro Reyes, 32, of Maple Hill, was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia. He received a $10,000 bond.

Raasaan Baysden, 23, of Richlands, was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell,/deliver marijuana; felony sell/deliver marijuana and misdemeanor possess marijuana paraphernalia. He received a $5,000 bond.

Brian Nickolas Denton, 30, of Jacksonville, was charged with two counts felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance; two counts felony sell schedule II controlled substance; two counts felony deliver schedule II controlled substance; two counts felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana; two counts felony sell marijuana and two counts felony deliver marijuana. He received a $20,000 bond.

William Paras Lamb, 32, of Jacksonville, was charged with two counts felony manufacture cocaine; five counts felony traffick cocaine; two counts felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine; two counts felony sell cocaine; two counts felony deliver cocaine and two counts misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia. He received a $140,000 bond.

The investigation continues and more arrests are anticipated.

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JACKSONVILLE, NC (WNCT) – The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said that 30 suspects have been arrested and 12 other suspects are wanted after a drug investigation that began in 2018.

Deputies said the county-wide drug bust, titled “Operation Iron Rooster,” began nearly one year ago after the OCSO Drug Enforcement Unit received complaints from citizens about drugs being sold in the county.

Other agencies involved in this investigation included the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and N.C. Department of Probation and Parole.

Investigators said arrest warrants were issued on Friday for a total of 42 suspects, and 30 of those suspects have been arrested as of Monday.

Here is a list of the arrested suspects and their charges:

  • Mueller, Peter Joseph, 61, of Sneads Ferry was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine; Felony Sell Cocaine; Felony Deliver Cocaine. He received a $15,000 bond.
  • Edwards, Fredrick Montez III, 34, of Jacksonville was charged with two Counts Felony Trafficking Opium or Heroin; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS. He received a $50,000 bond.
  • Massat, Robert Clarence, 53, of Sneads Ferry was charged with Felony Sell Cocaine; Felony Deliver cocaine; Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. He received an $8,500 bond.
  • Jackson, Brandon James, 18, of Jacksonville, was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Marijuana; Felony Sell Marijuana, Felony Deliver Marijuana. He received a $35,000 bond.
  • Perkins, Netia Imali, 26, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Methamphetamine; Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Revoked. He received a $15,000 bond.
  • Ambrose, Quincy Lamar, 40, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Manufacture Schedule I CS. He received a $20,000 bond.
  • Kellum, Michael James, 35, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell Deliver Cocaine; Felony Sell Cocaine; Felony Deliver Cocaine; Felony Manufacture Schedule II CS; Felony Conspire to Sell/Deliver Cocaine; Felony Conspire to Sell Deliver Cocaine; Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $45,000 bond.
  • Graham, Quentin Devon Jr, 21, of Midway Park was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule VI CS; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia. He received a $2,000 bond.
  • Goodson, Randolph Davis III, 22, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Marijuana; Felony Manufacture Marijuana; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia. He received a $5,000 bond.
  • Hunter, Alaa Dante McCartha, 28, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Cocaine; Felony Sell, Deliver Cocaine; Felony Manufacture Cocaine. He received a $15,500 bond.
  • Alley, David Cameron, 31, of Beaufort was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Heroin. He was sen to the Craven County Jail under a $5,000 bond.
  • Burroughs, William Ashford, 41, of Pollocksville was charged with Felony Sell Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS. He received a $20,000 bond.
  • Bryant, Quentin James, 30, of Maysville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Cocaine; Misdemeanor Possession Marijuana; (2) Counts Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia; Driving While License Revoked. He received a $6,000 bond.
  • Carter, Trinity Money Sheryl An, 26, of Jacksonville was charged with two counts Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS; two counts Felony Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS; two counts Felony Deliver Schedule II CS. He received a $20,000 bond.
  • Williams, Paul Naketa, 42, of Jacksonville, was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Sell Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Deliver Schedule II CS. He received a $15,000.
  • Bagarella, Christina Lucy, 37, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession of Schedule II CS: Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $2,500 bond.
  • Merritt, Steven Ray, 37, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule VI CS; Felony Manufacture Marijuana; Felony Sell Schedule VI CS. He received a $9,000 bond.
  • Stahl, Ericka Adele, 33, of Sneads Ferry was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch I CS: Felony Manufacture Sch I CS; Felony Possession of Sch II CS; two counts Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $9,500 bond.
  • Woodson, Melvin Ray, 49, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch II CS; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch I CS; Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling for CS. He received a $20,000 bond.
  • Bennett, Marvin Earl, 58, of Sneads Ferry was charged with Felony Sell, Deliver Sch VI CS; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver SCH VI CS. He received a $5,000 bond.
  • Meadows, Allen Tyshan, 31, of Maysville was charged with two counts Felony Sell, Deliver Sch II CS; two counts Felony Deliver Sch II CS; two counts Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch II CS. He received a $40,000 bond.
  • Gaskin, Timmothy Alfred, 31, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Marijuana; Felony Manufacture Marijuana; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia; Felony Sell Marijuana; Felony Deliver Marijuana. He received a $10,000 bond.
  • Smith, James Clifton Keith, 31, of Holly Ridge was charged with Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia; Misdemeanor Simple Possession Sch IV CS. He received a $1,000 bond.
  • Williams, Michael Joseph, 37, of Richlands, was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Sell, Deliver Counterfeit CS; Felony Sell or Deliver Counterfeit CS; Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $4,500 bond.
  • Johnson, Andre Tavara, 31, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession Sch II CS: Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $2,500 bond.
  • Moseman, Marshall Scott, 34, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch VI CS; Felony Sell Sch VI CS; Felony Deliver Sch VI CS: Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for CS; Misdemeanor Marijuana Paraphernalia. He received a $10,000 bond.
  • Shaffer, Ronald Salvatore, 30, of Jacksonville was charged with Felony Possession Stolen Firearm; Felony Possession Methamphetamine; Felony Possess Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $7,500 bond.
  • McIntosh, Nicholas Alexander, 24, of Midway Park, was charged with Felony Possession Sch I CS; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch I CS; Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling for CS; Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $9,500 bond.
  • Schindler, Jason Henry, 43, of Sneads Ferry was charged with four counts Felony Sell Methamphetamine; Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch I CS, Deliver Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He received a $15,000 bond.
  • Scott, Terrance Linkfield, 39, of Midway Park was charged with two counts Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture Sch II CS, six counts Sell/Deliver Cocaine. He received a $45,000 bond.

Deputies said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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