Carteret

Round 1 of 'Operation Spotlight' leads to 22 charged, 19 arrested

BEAUFORT, Carteret County - Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck announced the arrest of 19 people this month in a roundup of recent individuals wanted on drug warrants, 22 in all, in Carteret and Craven Counties.

The operation targets mid-to-high level narcotics dealers who live in Carteret or Craven Counties. The Carteret County Sheriff's Office, Morehead City Police Department and Havelock Police Department have been investigating drug complaints and making arrests.

"This demonstrates the ability of law enforcement and the communities we serve to work together, gathering information and tips that make these arrests a success. We all understand the war on drugs is never-ending but for now we have put a dent in it," Morehead City Police Chief Bernette Morris said in a press release.

Law enforcement began looking for 28 people wanted on a variety of drug charges. There's expected to be as many as 130 arrests in the coming weeks.

"This is an ongoing battle that requires our time, attention and focus," District Attorney Scott Thomas said. "We understand that a comprehensive approach to the drug problem is required. We are supportive of drug education, prevention and treatment. We believe much more must be done in these areas as we move forward.

"We also understand that a comprehensive approach requires tough enforcement for drug dealers and repeat offenders. These ongoing undercover drug operations are designed to disrupt the supply and distribution of illegal drugs and controlled substances.

"I commend the undercover narcotics officers who spend hundreds of hours building cases suitable for prosecution. I also acknowledge Assistant District Attorney David Spence who works with me to seek justice in these cases. My office will continue to work closely with law enforcement agencies as these cases are prosecuted in our criminal courts."

Below is information on those arrested.

ROUND 1 ARRESTS (Also click here to go to Carteret Conty Facebook page to see video)


John Gabriel Aguon, 26, Beaufort
Bond: $40,000 secured
Two counts of sell and deliver cocaine; one count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine, sell methamphetamine, deliver methamphetamine, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, manufacture cocaine, and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

Allison Suzanne Aldridge, 40, N.C. Department of Corrections
*Will be served arrest warrants on a later date.
Three counts of maintaining a dwelling for sell of a controlled substance, two counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, sell methamphetamine, one count each of conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, delivery methamphetamine, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alex Michael Becker, 21, Peletier
Bond: $100,000 secured
Four counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, two counts each of sell a schedule I controlled substance, deliver a scheduled I controlled substance, conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for sell of a controlled substance, and one count of sell and delivery of a schedule I controlled substance.

Ronnie Louis Billings, 32, New Bern
Bond: $50,000 secured
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine, manufacture cocaine, and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin.

Delbert Lavelle Bivings, 19, Havelock
Bond: $4,000 secured
Two counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana.

Kimberly Ann Case, 37, Newport
Bond: $15,000 secured
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

Jennifer Ann Chandler, 27, Newport
Bond: $100,000 secured
Three counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, sell heroin, deliver heroin, two counts of conspiring to sell and deliver heroin.

Corey Antrion Cox, 35, New Bern
Bond: $7.5 million secured
Ten counts of trafficking opium or heroin, one count each of selling heroin, delivery of heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and felony flee and elude arrest with motor vehicle.

Carrie Jean Dubbs, 25, Newport
Bond: $50,000 secured
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a child care center.

Jeremy Wade Fitzgerald, 33, Newport
Bond: $75,000 secured
Two counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, sell heroin, deliver heroin, and conspiracy to sell and deliver heroin.

Asia Nicole Hammonds, 17, Newport
Bond: $10,000 secured
Two counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, and one count each of sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, sell a schedule I controlled substance, deliver a schedule I controlled substance, and maintaining a dwelling that was used for the selling of a controlled substance.


Anson Joseph Jacobs, 21, Newport
Bond: $50,000 secured
Three counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a child care center, two counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, and one count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, conspiracy to sell heroin.

James Douglas McBroom, III, 30, Morehead City
Bond: $30,000 secured
Two counts of deliver of heroin, one count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, sell heroin, and conspiracy to deliver heroin.

Rodney Roy Mitchell, 19, Morehead City
Bond: $10,000 secured
Four counts of sell and deliver of marijuana, two counts each of manufacturing marijuana, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle that was used for the selling of a controlled substance.

Charles Purcell Morris, Sr., 51, Newport
Bond: $50,000 secured
Two counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, sell and deliver cocaine, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine and manufacture cocaine.

Ronnie O'Neil Morris, 25, N.C. Department of Corrections
*Will be served arrest warrants on a later date.
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, sell a schedule I controlled substance, deliver a schedule I controlled substance, and conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance.

Francisco Ramos, Jr., 40, Newport
Bond: $160,000 secured
Four counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, one count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, selling heroin, delivering heroin, and conspiracy to sell and deliver heroin.

Porsche Anna Steeves, 41, Havelock
Bond: $50,000 secured
Two counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a child care center, one count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, conspiracy to sell heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and conspiracy to deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

James Robert Sutton, Jr., 38, Morehead City
Bond: $20,000 secured
Two counts of sell and delivery of heroin, one count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver of heroin, manufacture a schedule I controlled substance, and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

Charles Tharp, 25, Newport
Bond: $5,000 secured
Two counts each of the sell or delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance, possession with the intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance, and one count of maintaining a vehicle that was used for the selling of a controlled substance.

Dani Maria Weiss, 37, Newport
Bond: $35,000 secured
Three counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, one count each of manufacture a schedule IV controlled substance, sell a schedule IV controlled substance, deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

James Edward White, Jr., 24, N.C. Department of Corrections
*Will be served arrest warrants on a later date.
Two counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a child care center, one count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, conspiracy to sell heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, sell a schedule I controlled substance, deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle that was used for the selling of a controlled substance.


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