ALE Raids Two Fayetteville Nightclubs for Drug Trafficking

3/21/2015
 

Trafficking cocaine and other drugs along with suspected prostitution led to more than a dozen arrests and suspension of alcohol sales permits at two Fayetteville nightclubs. Tonight’s arrests are a result of a seven month investigation led by Alcohol Law Enforcement and Fayetteville Police.

ALE special agents and Fayetteville Police officers served search warrants at Sparky’s Sports Bar and Pub, 740 Bragg Blvd. and Sharky’s Cabaret, 944-C Bragg Blvd. in Fayetteville. The major focus of the operation was Sparky’s Sports Bar and Pub where agents reported receiving complaints of drug trafficking and prostitution.

During the seven month undercover operation, ALE special agents reported purchasing cocaine and narcotics from 16 employees and one alleged drug supplier at the establishments. Suspects arrested during the raid were questioned and placed in N.C. Division of Prisons vans to be transported to the Cumberland County Jail.

Additionally, ALE special agents served Suspension Orders issued by the N.C. ABC Commission resulting in the immediate suspension of ABC permits. The suspensions cease all alcohol sales at the locations.

“The arrests and the suspension of alcohol sales at both of these locations should send a clear message that criminal activity at ABC permitted establishments will not be tolerated,” said ALE special agent Derwin Brayboy. He added, “These locations have long been a problem for the community and for law enforcement.”

N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents have authority to arrest for any criminal offense. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of Alcoholic Beverage Control and state lottery laws. ALE is a branch of the State Bureau of Investigation.

Persons Charged:

Samantha L. Bass (employee) DOB 5/20/89 of Dunn
Sell Schedule II
Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Sch II
Allow violations of controlled substance act

Brittany Kruse (employee) DOB 9/8/95 of Fayetteville
(3) counts Sell/Deliver Sch II (cocaine)
(3) counts PWISD Sch II
Allow violations of controlled substance act
Trafficking Sch II by possession (opiates)
Trafficking Sch II by deliver
Trafficking Sch II by selling

Holly A. Webster (employee) DOB 1/10/84 of Parkton
(4) counts Sell/Deliver Sch II (opiates)
(4) counts PWISD Sch II Allow violations of controlled substance act
Trafficking Sch II by possession (opiates)
Trafficking Sch II by deliver
Trafficking Sch II by selling

Marlena McKnight (employee) DOB 5/18/79 of Fayetteville
Sell/Deliver Sch II (cocaine)
PWISD Sch II
Allow violations of controlled substance act
Trafficking Sch II by possession (opiates)
Trafficking Sch II by deliver
Trafficking Sch II by selling

Natasha Stanford (employee) DOB 9/28/75 of Fayetteville
Sell/Deliver Sch IV
PWISD Sch IV
Allow violations of controlled substance act

Richard A. Stanley (patron) DOB 4/3/75 of Fayetteville
Carrying a concealed handgun

James Thompson (patron) DOB 10/26/70 of Lumberton
Possession of cocaine

Alexander S. Olivier (patron) DOB 12/28/91 of St. Pauls
Unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor

Lashaundra D. Lawson (employee) DOB 6/16/83 of Fayetteville

Possess marijuana
possess drug paraphernalia

Naiobi Q. Ivory (employee) DOB 11/29/93 ofFayetteville
Unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor

Amanda D. Watts (employee) DOB 6/6/86 of Fayetteville
Possession of Schedule IV controlled substance

Lakisha Pauline Allen (employee) DOB 12/28/83 of Fayetteville
Sell/Deliver Sch II
PWISD Sch II
Trafficking Sch II by possession (opiates)
Trafficking Sch II by deliver
Trafficking Sch II by selling
Allow violations of controlled substance act

Alison Baculik (employee) DOB 4/17/91 of Fayetteville
(5 counts on all)
Allow violations of controlled substance act sell / Deliver Sch II (opiates)
PWISD Sch II

Geneva Lee (employee) DOB 10/25/85 of Fayetteville
Allow violations of controlled substance act
Sell / Deliver Sch II (opiates)
PWISD Sch II

Chrisanna Lamb (employee) DOB 3/11/82 of Fayetteville
(2 counts each) Allow violations of controlled substance act Sell / Deliver Sch III (opiates)
PWISD Sch III

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