19 Netted in Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Round Up

5/29/2015
 
RALEIGH -- Nineteen suspects are in the Gaston County Jail tonight on prescription and illegal drug related charges stemming from a yearlong multi-jurisdictional investigation.


The investigation was tagged as Operation “No Dose” and focused upon illegal prescription drug sales in the Stanley, Dallas and Ranlo areas. Large amounts of hydrocodone, xanax, alprazolam, oxycotin and oxycodone were purchased during this undercover operation. In one case, 60 hydrocodone pills were bought from one dealer and in another case 55 pills were purchased from different suspect.

The round up started Friday morning after officers from nine law enforcement agencies met at the Stanley Fire Department and broke up into groups to begin their search for the suspects. By the end of the day, warrants were served for more than 140 charges that ranged from storing drugs in vehicles and homes to selling trafficking amounts of drugs.

Arrest teams of uniformed and plain clothes officers, deputies and agents from the Stanley Police Department, Gaston County Sheriff's Office, Gaston County Police Department, Mount Holly Police Department, NCDPS Community Corrections, Ranlo Police Department, DEA Diversion Task Force, U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation DECU. They were assisted by support personnel from the Department of Social Services, N.C. Department of Revenue and the Stanley Fire Department.

The fire department was on standby to provide emergency medical aid to detainees prior to their being transported to the jail and the SBI DECU agents had nasal naloxone kits in the event anyone suffered an overdose during the arrests and transports.

DSS was on hand to provide support in situations involving children. The Department of Revenue served to process associated paperwork.

The following were arrested:

Kimberly Nichole Craig, Stanley – sell, two counts; possession to sell and deliver, two counts; and maintaining a dwelling; $50,000 bond;

Robert Reeves, Stanley – conspiracy to traffick, sell, possession, maintaining a dwelling, and manufacturing; $100,000 bond;

Wilma Reeves, Stanley – trafficking, four counts; maintaining a dwelling, two counts; sell and delivery, two counts; and conspiracy; $100,000 bond;

Jerry Dale Milburn, Dallas – sell and delivery, possession to sell and deliver, selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a day care facility and maintaining a dwelling; $50,000 bond;

Lorie Lewis, Stanley – sell and delivery, possession to sell and deliver and maintaining a dwelling; $50,000 bond;

Glenda Gail Blackman, Stanley – possession to sell and deliver, three counts; sell and deliver three counts; manufacturing, two counts; and maintaining a dwelling, two counts; $50,000 bond.

Joseph Rivers, Belmont – trafficking, nine counts; and selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a day care facility, two counts; $100,000 bond;

Brittany Ledford, Belmont – trafficking, two counts; and maintaining a vehicle; $25,000 bond;

George Bolen, Stanley – trafficking, four counts; possession to sell and deliver, two counts; sell and deliver, sell, deliver and manufacturing; $100,000 bond;

Rebecca Bolen, Stanley – sell and delivery, two counts; possession, three counts; manufacturing, three counts; maintaining a dwelling, two counts; sell, delivery and conspiracy; $100,000 bond;

Gregory Falsaca, West Stanley – trafficking, five counts; and maintaining a dwelling; $50,000 bond;

Sherman Dean Helms, Stanley – trafficking, four counts; sell and delivery, four counts; and maintaining a dwelling, three counts, $100,000 bond;

Lester Lowe, Stanley – trafficking, eight counts; maintaining a dwelling, two counts; and conspiracy; $150,000 bond;

Elizabeth Lowe, Stanley – possession; sell and deliver; manufacturing; $50,000 bond;

Stephanie Chapman, Stanley – sell and deliver, three counts; possession, two counts; manufacturing; and maintaining a dwelling; $50,000 bond;

Elizabeth Brogdon Welch, Ranlo – sell and deliver, possession to sell and deliver, conspiracy and selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school; $20,000 bond;

Marcus Pickering, Stanley – sell and delivery, possession to sell and deliver and maintaining a dwelling, one count each; $50,000 bond;

Steven Brown, Gastonia – sell and deliver; possess with intent to manufacture; $50,000 bond;

Edward Smith – trafficking, six counts; manufacturing, two counts; possession to sell and deliver, two counts; sell and deliver, three counts; and possession; $500,000 bond.

Other arrests are pending.

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Contact: Teresa West
Phone: (919) 582-8511