ALE, Bladen Sheriff Arrest Eight on Drug Trafficking Charges

2/7/2014
 

RALEIGH – During the past month, the Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Law Enforcement section has arrested and charged eight people with drug trafficking, larceny, forgery and other crimes following a year-long, multi-county criminal investigation. More charges are pending.

ALE agents and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department acted on a civilian's tip which led to ALE’s prescription pain killer fraud operation. Members of the drug ring are alleged to have fraudulently obtained oxycodone pills in Rockingham, Guilford, Robeson, Cumberland, Bladen, Columbus, Sampson and New Hanover counties.

The State Bureau of Investigation’s Diversion Crimes Unit and the Clinton and Greensboro police departments assisted in the apprehension of the drug traffickers.

The following people were charged:

Terry Moore of Council

  • Operating a criminal enterprise
  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Intimidating a witness
  • Larceny
  • Two counts of identity theft
  • Two counts of trafficking in opiates
  • Two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Two counts of uttering forged papers
  • Three counts of possession of stolen property

David “Tommy” Jones of Elizabethtown

  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Attempt to traffic in opiates
  • Attempt to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Three counts of trafficking in opiates
  • Three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Four counts of identity theft
  • Four counts of uttering forged papers
  • Four counts of possession of stolen property

Christopher Moore of Elizabethtown

  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Trafficking in opiates
  • Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Uttering forged papers

Beverly Oxendine, formerly of Elizabethtown

  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Trafficking in opiates
  • Obtain a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Common law forgery

Candy Moore of Elizabethtown

  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

Monica Wilkens of Liberty

  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense
  • Common law forgery

Randy Jones of Liberty

  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

Tammy Jones of Greensboro

  • Conspiracy to traffic in opiates
  • Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

ALE agents have the authority to arrest and take investigatory action for any criminal offense. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of the Alcoholic Beverage and Control laws and the Controlled Substances Act.

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Contact: Special Agent in Charge David Hales
Date: February 7, 2014
Phone: (910) 343-3963