30 Arrested across Onslow in a drug bust.

The rooster has flown the coop this Monday morning as OCSO issued press release in regards to 30 recent drug related arrests between Sneads Ferry, Jacksonville and Maysville in Operation Iron Rooster.

The rooster has flown the coop this Monday morning as OCSO issued press release in regards to 30 recent drug related arrests between Sneads Ferry, Jacksonville and Maysville in Operation Iron Rooster.

On Friday, October 4, 2019, members of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted “Operation Iron Rooster.” This 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 conducted after nearly a year-long operation seeking 42 targets, with 30 being arrested at the time of this press release.

Mueller, Peter Joseph, 61 YO, Sneads Ferry Rd., Sneads Ferry: Felony Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine; Felony Sell Cocaine; Felony Deliver Cocaine

BOND: $15,000 Secured

Edwards, Fredrick Montez III, 34 YO, Grants Creek Rd., Jacksonville: (2) Counts Felony Trafficking Opium or Heroin; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS.

BOND: $50,000 Secured

Massat, Robert Clarence, 53 YO, Kathy St., Sneads Ferry: Felony Sell Cocaine; Felony Deliver cocaine; Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $8,500 Secured

Jackson, Brandon James, 18 YO, Mike Loop Rd., Jacksonville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Marijuana; Felony Sell Marijuana, Felony Deliver Marijuana

BOND: $35,000 Secured

Perkins, Netia Imali, 26 YO, Dartmoor Trl, Jacksonville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Methamphetamine; Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Revoked

BOND: $15,000 Secured

Ambrose, Quincy Lamar, 40 YO, Steeple Chase Rd., Jacksonville: Felony Manufacture Schedule I CS

BOND: $20,000 Secured

Kellum, Michael James, 35 YO, Willie Kellum Rd., Jacksonville: 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

BOND $45,000 Secured

Graham, Quentin Devon Jr, 21 YO, Harbord Dr., Midway Park: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule VI CS; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia

BOND: $2,000 Secured

Goodson, Randolph Davis III, 22 YO, Jenkins Rd., Jacksonville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Marijuana; Felony Manufacture Marijuana; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia

BOND: $5,000 Secured

Hunter,Alaa Dante McCartha, 28 yo Swamp Junction Rd., Jacksonville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Cocaine; Felony Sell, Deliver Cocaine; Felony Manufacture Cocaine

BOND: $15,500 Secured

Alley, David Cameron, 31 YO, Colonial St., Beaufort: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Heroin Arrested at Craven County Jail

BOND: $5,000

Burroughs, William Ashford, 41 YO, Church Hill St., Pollocksville: Felony Sell Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS

BOND: $20,000 Secured

Bryant, Quentin James, 30 YO, Foy Ave., Maysville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Cocaine; Misdemeanor Possession Marijuana; (2) Counts Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia; Driving While License Revoked

BOND: $6,000 Secured

Carter, Trinity Money Sheryl An, 26 YO, New  River Dr., Jacksonville: (2 Counts) Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS; (2) Counts Felony Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS; (2) Counts Felony Deliver Schedule II CS

BOND: $20,000 Secured

Williams, Paul Naketa, 42 YO, Seminole Trl., Jacksonville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Sell Deliver Schedule II CS; Felony Deliver Schedule II CS

BOND: $15,000

Bagarella, Christina Lucy, 37 YO, Carver Dr., Jacksonville: Felony Possession of Schedule II CS: Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $2,500 Secured

Merritt, Steven Ray, 37 YO, Burgaw Hwy. Jacksonville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Schedule VI CS; Felony Manufacture Marijuana; Felony Sell Schedule VI CS

BOND: $9,000 Secured

Stahl, Ericka Adele, 33 YO, Sandhill Rd., Sneads Ferry: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch I CS: Felony Manufacture Sch I CS; Felony Possession of Sch II CS; (2 Counts) Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $9,500 Secured

Woodson, Melvin Ray, 49 YO,  Justice Rd., Jacksonville: 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

BOND: $20,000 Secured

Bennett, Marvin Earl, 58 YO, Hwy 172, Sneads Ferry: Felony Sell, Deliver Sch VI CS; Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver SCH VI CS;

BOND: $5,000 Secured

Meadows, Allen Tyshan, 31 YO, Maple Ave., Maysville:  (2) Counts Felony Sell, Deliver Sch II CS; (2) Counts Felony Deliver Sch II CS; (2) Counts Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch II CS

BOND: $40,000 Secured

Gaskin, Timmothy Alfred, 31 YO, River St., Jacksonville: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Marijuana; Felony Manufacture Marijuana; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia; Felony Sell Marijuana; Felony Deliver Marijuana

BOND: $10,000 Secured

Smith, James Clifton Keith, 31 YO Clearview Dr., Holly Ridge: Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana; Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia; Misdemeanor Simple Possession Sch IV CS

BOND: $1,000 Secured

Williams, Michael Joseph, 37 YO Hoffman Forest Rd., Richlands: Felony Possession With Intent to Sell, Deliver Counterfeit CS; Felony Sell or Deliver Counterfeit CS; Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $4,500 Secured

Johnson, Andre Tavara, 31 YO, Waterfall Dr., Jacksonville:  Felony Possession Sch II CS: Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $2,500 Secured

Moseman, Marshall Scott, 34 YO, Meadowview Ct., Jacksonville: 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

BOND: $10,000 Secured

Shaffer, Ronald Salvatore, 30 YO, Briar Creek Ln, Jacksonville Felony Possession Stolen Firearm; Felony Possession Methamphetamine; Felony Possess Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $7,500 Secured

McIntosh, Nicholas Alexander, 24 YO, Churchhill Way, Midway Park: 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

BOND: $9,500 Secured

Schindler,Jason Henry, 43 YO, Bumps Creek Rd., Sneads Ferry: (4) Counts Felony Sell Methamphetamine; Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, Deliver Sch I CS, Deliver Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $15,000 Secured

Scott, Terrance Linkfield, 39 YO, March Ln., Midway Park: (2) Counts Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture Sch II CS, (6) Counts Sell/Deliver Cocaine

BOND: $45,000 Secured.

The investigation continues and more arrests are anticipated.

This operation displays to the citizens that their complaints do NOT go unnoticed.

 

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BUSTED: “Operation Royal Taken Down” knocked the Aryan Kings Gang off their throne in Sneads Ferry

Several people have been arrested on felony drug charges after the conclusion of “Operation Royal Taken Down.”

On Wed. May 22, 2019, investigators with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigated the criminal activity of Aryan Kings Gang members in and around the Sneads Ferry Community of Onslow County. Members of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reduction Team 2 executed two traffic stops during this investigation, resulting in the seizure of user quantities of marijuana, heroin, crystal meth and $14,612.00 in US currency. Information developed during the investigation indicated that the source of the suspected narcotics was coming from 1417 Old Folkstone Road. A search warrant was granted to search the premises of 1417 Old Folkstone Road, being the residence of David Craig Milam. During the search of the residence, narcotics investigators located the following items: (3) pistols; (3) rifles:

27.5 grams of heroin; 29.9 grams of crystal methamphetamine; digital scales and glassine bags for re-packaging. One of the pistols was reported stolen from Pender County Licensed Firearms Dealer.

The following individuals were arrested May 22, 2019 as a result of the investigation:

David Craig Milam, 35-years-old; 1417 Old Folkstone Road, Sneads Ferry CHARGES:

1. (F) Trafficking Heroin by Possession

2. (F) Trafficking Heroin by Manufacturing

3. (F) Trafficking Methamphetamine by Possession

4. (F) Trafficking Methamphetamine by Manufacturing

5. (F) PWIMSD Heroin

6. (F) PWIMSD Methamphetamine

7. (F) Manufacturing Heroin

8. (F) Manufacturing Methamphetamine

9. (F) Maintaining a Dwelling

10. (F) Possession of Stolen Firearm

11. (F) Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon

12. (F) Conspiracy to Traffick Heroin

13. (M) Possess Drug Paraphernalia

14. (M) Possession of less than half-ounce of marijuana

BOND: $1,000,000.00 secured

Brian Richard Pearce II, 25-years-old; 406 Winery Rd, Sneads Ferry CHARGES:

1. (F) Possession of methamphetamine

2. (M) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

3. Failure to Appear- Misdemeanor Larceny

BOND: $7,000.00 secured

Robert Edward Harmer,46-years-old; 313 Kenny’s Ave, Holly Ridge CHARGES:

1. (F) Possession of Heroin

2. (M) possession of Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $2,500.00 secured

Anthony David Lynn, 29-years-old; 733 Nine Mile Rd, Jacksonville CHARGES:

Order for Arrest

1. (M) Larceny

2. (M) Conspiracy

BOND: $500.00 secured

Charley Lynn Wiggs, 39-years-old; 1124 Carver Rd, Midway Park CHARGES:

(F) Possession of methamphetamine

(M) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: $15,000.00 unsecured

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019007673 when calling.

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BUSTED: More heroin, cocaine and marijuana off the streets of Holly Ridge in a multiple agency effort

(HOLLY RIDGE, NC)-

On Wed., May 22, 2019 at approximately 1:30am, in a multi-agency effort, Officers with the Holly Ridge Police Department, Surf City Police Department and the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 134 N. Green Street. During the service of the search warrant, officers located heroin, cocaine, marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

The resident of 134 N. Green Street, James Harley Wood, 39 years of age, was arrested and charged with:

• Possession of Heroin

• Possession of Cocaine

• Possession of Marijuana

• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Wood has no prior drug related charges in the NC DPS system. The system shows one misdemeanor larceny from 2016.

He was given a $5,000 secured bond and released to the custody of the Onslow County Detention Center.

BUSTED: Four people charged and arrested with heroin and paraphernalia in a traffic stop in Holly Ridge

On Tuesday, May 21, 2018 Officer Rodriguez of the Holly Ridge Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted and drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. The individuals in the vehicle were subsequently arrested and all charged with:

possession of heroin

• possession of drug paraphernalia

Dylan Foster, W/M, 26 years of age, 493 Miller Rd, Beulaville, NC

Marissa Markley, W/F, 22 years of age, 623 Creek Dr, Hampstead, NC

Brian Cosgrove, W/M, 25 years of age, 717 Court St, Jacksonville, NC

Cynthia Leonard, W/F, 29 years of age, 307 Clearview Dr, Holly Ridge, NC

They were each given a $3,000 secured bond and released to the custody of the Onslow County Detention Center.

Maple Hill man sentenced to 11-16 years on nine heroin related charges

Wilbur Leon Farrior, 58-years-old, previously of 120 Vinka Street, Maple Hill was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit on November 2, 2017 and charged with the following criminal offenses:

  • Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Possession
  • Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Manufacturing
  • Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Sale
  • Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Delivery
  • Manufacturing Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Delivery Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Felony Maintaining a Dwelling to Sell a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On April 29, 2019, jury selection began in the trial of Farrior for above listed criminal offenses. On May 2, 2019, the seated jury found Farrior guilty of all (9) counts listed above as outlined in the indictments. Based on Farrior’s previous criminal history, a single count of Habitual Felon was added, in which Farrior entered a guilty plea. Superior Court Judge Phyliss Gorham sentenced Farrior to an active sentence of 140 months to 192 months imprisonment within the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

The criminal investigation was conducted by Det. J. Marshburn, Det. G. De La Rosa, and Sgt. A. Barrera of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit. Assistant District Attorney Seth Sholar prosecuted the criminal offenses for District Attorney Ernie Lee.

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A Richlands man wanted for conditions violating his probation was arrested on charges for meth and heroin last week

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Detectives arrested a man who was wanted for violating conditions of his probation.

Matthew Paul Csokasy, 28-years-old of Old Fountain Road in Richlands, was taken into custody March 27, 2019 in the parking lot of Friendly Mart on Hwy 258. Upon the arrest, detectives located approximately (18) grams of crystal meth, (1/2) gram of heroin and a digital scale.

He was taken before a magistrate and given the following charges:

  • (Felony) Possession With the Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine
  • (Felony) Possession Heroin
  • (Felony) Manufacture Methamphetamine by Repackaging
  • (Felony) Conspiracy
  • (Misdemeanor) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • (Felony) Probation Violation Warrant

He was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $65,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019004570 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

OCSO Drug Enforcement Unit lead to another big heroin and marijuana bust last Friday charging two Jacksonville men

Last Friday, March 29, 2019 OCSO issued a press release that two Jacksonville men were arrested on felony drug charges after a joint investigation.

On March 28, 2019 an Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigation resulted in seizure of a large quantity of heroin being transported into Onslow County. Drug Enforcement Detectives, with the assistance of Uniformed Patrol, Crime Reduction Team, the NC State Bureau of Investigation, Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. During the stop, a K-9 was deployed who positively alerted to the presence of drugs. The vehicle was searched where (100) grams of heroin and $4,675 in US currency was found.

Robert Wealasby Jones and Dishaunn Marquis Turner were arrested on-scene and a subsequent search warrant of a residence frequented by Jones was searched. During this search, an additional:

(24.6) grams of heroin, (14) grams of cocaine, (56) grams of marijuana, (12) grams of marijuana wax, various drug paraphernalia, along with an additional $25,380 in cash was located and seized.

Jones, 37-years-old of Gum Branch Road in Jacksonville and Turner, 36-years-old of Sherwood Road, Jacksonville were taken before the magistrate and charged with:

  • (Felony) Trafficking Heroin by Possession;
  • (Felony) Trafficking Heroin by Transport;
  • (Felony) Trafficking Heroin by Manufacturing;
  • (Felony) Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin;
  • (Felony) Manufacturing Heroin; (Misdemeanor) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both men were transported to the Onslow County Detention Center and were given a $350,000 secured bond. Additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019004617 when calling.

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OCSO Drug Enforcement Unit lead investigation to a Verona man and Sneads Ferry woman’s arrest for heroin, marijuana and cash

In early 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit began an investigation after developing information about a Verona subject that was distributing heroin.

On March 31, 2019 the investigation concluded after a traffic stop was conducted on Thomas Walter Spivey. Spivey resisted arrest after (1) gram of heroin, (5) bindles of heroin, (6.3) grams of marijuana, $1,125 in US currency and assorted drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle. Spivey attempted to drive off but was taken into custody after a short struggle.

The investigation continued with the Drug Enforcement Unit executing a search warrant at the home of Spivey. During the search, narcotics detectives located and seized an additional 17.6 grams of heroin, $73,245 in US currency and various drug paraphernalia. Spivey, 30-years-old of Courie Way in Jacksonville was taken into custody and arrested on numerous charges:

  • Trafficking in Heroin by Possession
  • Trafficking in Heroin by Manufacturing
  • Trafficking in Heroin by Transporting
  • Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin
  • Manufacture Heroin by Re-Packaging
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Alprazolam
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Resist/Obstruct/Delay Law Enforcement Officer

He was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $70,000 secured bond.

Charlie Christina Garten, 29-years-old of Sandhill Road, Sneads Ferry was in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop and was also taken into custody and arrested.

Her charges include:

  • Trafficking in Heroin by Possession
  • Trafficking in Heroin by Manufacturing
  • Trafficking in Heroin by Transporting
  • Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin
  • Felony conspiracy
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Garten was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $65,000 secured bond.

Traffic stop lead to discovery of Methadone, Heroin & paraphernalia left one man busted in Hyde Co. this weekend

Man busted with homemade tourniquets, Heroin, methadone and other paraphernalia to include syringes in Hyde county this weekend.

(HYDE CO., NC)- Per a press release by Hyde Co. Sheriff’s Office, Saturday, March 23, 2019, around 9:00pm deputies responded to a single vehicle wreck on US 264 in Swan Quarter. Upon arriving on scene deputies believed that the driver, James Knapp of Maryland was impaired on a substance other than alcohol and began investigating.

Cpl McCullor and K9 Officer West conducted a search of the vehicle which led to the findings of, multiple syringes used for injecting Heroin, 2 of which still had a substance in the syringe, several homemade tourniquets, a homemade glass pipe, and 107.53 mg of Methadone.

James F. Knapp of Maryland was charged with:

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Trafficking, Opium or Heroin
  • Driving Under the Influence

and is being held under a $100,000 bond.

No mugshot of Knapp was available for release.

 

 

Woman absconder with several outstanding warrants arrested without bond

A woman wanted on several outstanding warrants has been arrested.

On March 6, 2019, a traffic stop was conducted at Aragona Blvd. and Gum Branch Road. During the stop, Francis Jazmone Lloyd was found to be a passenger in the vehicle. It was learned that Lloyd had several outstanding warrants for her arrest, including an Absconder warrant from Probation and Parole. Lloyd, 29-years-old with a listed address of 2139 Marine Blvd. in Jacksonville was taken into custody and arrested without incident.

Lloyd was taken before a magistrate where she was charged with:

  • Felony Possession of Heroin
  • Felony Probation Absconder
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • (3) Counts Misdemeanor Probation Violation

Lloyd is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center under no bond, awaiting her first court appearance.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019003377 when calling.

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Grappo found guilty of involuntary manslaughter among drug related charges

Concluding almost two weeks of court proceedings and over two hours of jury deliberations Monday in Onslow County Superior Court, Josh Grappo was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Joseph Allen. Additionally, several drug related charges, such as: sell of fentanyl, deliver fentanyl and possession with intent to sell and deliver fentanyl for his actions on June 23, 2016.  He was also convicted of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, maintain a vehicle for storage of a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess heroin for his actions on July 22, 2016.  He received several consecutive sentences.  All but one were active. 

  • 25 minimum 39 maximum;
  • 19 minimum 32 maximum at the expiration of the previous judgment;
  • 11 minimum 23 maximum at the expiration of the previous judgment;
  • 11 minimum 23 maximum at the expiration of the previous judgment;
  • 11 minimum 23 maximum at the expiration of the previous judgment;
  • 8 minimum 19 maximum at the expiration of the previous judgment – this last sentence to be suspended and the defendant placed on supervised probation for 30 months; his terms of probation include paying crime lab fees and funeral expenses; $4,000 seized from the defendant to be forfeited.

The defendant was represented by Attorney Stuart Popkin. State Prosecutor Chief ADA Mike Maultsby.

OCSO One year op busts down 17 in “Operation Nightmare Before Christmas”

NEWS RELEASE

OPERATION “NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS”

On Friday, December 21, 2018, members of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted “Operation Nightmare Before Christmas.” This operation was the result of nearly a one-year operation targeting subjects in and around Onslow County that are possessing, using, and distributing narcotics such as heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and narcotics-based prescription pills.

This operation was conducted with the help of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Camp Lejeune Field Office, North Carolina Adult Probation & Parole Jacksonville Field Office and internal divisions within the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad, Uniform Patrol Division, Crime reduction Team-2, Training Division, and Detective Division.

Operation Nightmare Before Christmas sought (27) targets on a wide variety of criminal charges. During this operation the following results were documented:

(17) targets located and taken into custody

(3) targets located in custody of the North Carolina prison system on unrelated criminal offenses

(1) target unrelated to this operation arrested as a probation absconder

(1) target unrelated to this operation arrested on (5) outstanding felony & misdemeanor charges

The Drug Enforcement Unit opened (4) new criminal investigations, seizing the following;

(4.3) grams of crack cocaine

(6) grams of powder cocaine

(1) Gram of Marijuana

(6.5) dosage units of Xanax pills

(13) dosage units of Alprazolam

(4) dosage units of Hydrocodone pills

(26) grams of heroin

Jacksonville woman charged after accused assault on six year old stepdaughter

Jacksonville, NC woman charged with numerous felonious child abuse and drug charges after strangulation of her minor six-year-old stepdaughter caused serious physical injury.

Onslow Co. Sheriff’s Department has charged a woman based on accusations of strangulation of her minor step-daughter who is only six-years-old. The child has suffered substantial physical injury from the incident of assault, leaving her to spend nine days in the hospital from Nov. 27th until Dec. 5th.img_5493

During the search of the woman post-arrest, deputies found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

This Jacksonville woman has been arrested for felony child abuse as well as a number of drug-related charges. Booth appears to be the spouse of a Marine stationed locally. Booth also has several mentions of protecting women’s rights and has vocalized a stance against domestic violence on social media yet we find it fair to believe a contrary reality with the given investigation and charges brought from that.

On November 27, 2018, detectives with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims’ Unit received a report of suspected child abuse of a 6-year-old. The child appeared to have significant injuries on the body requiring medical treatment.

On December 5, 2018, Shoshannah Scarlett-Booth was arrested after the investigation revealed she was the perpetrator. Scarlett-Booth, 38-years-old of Sky Blue Lane in Jacksonville was taken before a magistrate and charged with:

  • Felony Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Injury
  • Felony Assault by Strangulation

Upon search of Scarlett-Booth during the booking process, several illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. She was given additional charges of:

  • Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance
  • (3) Counts Trafficking Opium and/or Heroin-Felony
  • (2) Counts Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance-Felony
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Scarlett-Booth is currently detained in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $132,000 secured bond.

DSS (Department of Social Services) is involved to ensure safety and custody placement of the child based on her needs.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Lawrence at 910-989-4066, daryl_lawrence@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018019211 when calling.

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Triggerman sentenced in 2014 murder of Elmer Hudler today

In July of this year, The Onslow Beat began covering the tragic and senseless murder of Mr. Elmer Hudler, a man well loved by his community and family in  Murder Mayhem Series (Vol 1. No. 2).

On April 21, 2014, Elmer Lee Hudler was shot three times in the head with a .25 cal pistol, in his bed, in his home nearby Dixon High School in the Holly Ridge, NC area bordering Sneads Ferry. His son Josh Hudler hired William Zach Parker to kill his father for $250,000 in life insurance money where there was a deal for Josh to pay William (Zach) a weekly amount of $1,000 into an untraceable account to carry out this deadly plan. Parker was allegedly not aware that the target was Hudler’s father until nearing the scene of the home.

In an official press release from Distict Attorney Ernie Lee today,

Zachary Parker was sentenced today in Onslow Superior Court for his role in the murder of Elmer Hudler, age 60 that occurred on April 21, 2014, in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Parker pled guilty to the B1 felony of second-degree murder on November 29, 2016, and agreed to testify against Joshua Hudler, the son of Elmer Hudler.

On November 29, 2016, Joshua Hudler was charged with an open count of murder of Elmer Hudler. On October 3, 2018, Joshua Hudler entered a plea guilty in Onslow Superior Court to the B1 felony of second-degree murder of Elmer Hudler and he was sentenced to a minimum of 254 months and a maximum of 317 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction.

On October 23, 2018, Parker was sentenced to a minimum of 300 months and a maximum of 372 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction.
The State was represented by District Attorney Ernie Lee and Chief Assistant District
Attorney Michael Maultsby. Parker was represented by Edward G. Bailey of Jacksonville and William Gerrans of Kinston. The presiding judge was Judge Charles H. Henry of Onslow County.

The evidence showed that on April 21, 2014, Elmer Hudler was found unresponsive in his residence in Sneads Ferry. The autopsy showed that Hudler had been shot three times in the head with a .25 caliber pistol. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office investigated this homicide.

On April 23, 20145, the spouse of Zachary Parker went to the Sheriff’s Office indicating Zachary Parker told her that he was involved in the homicide and that Joshua Hudler agreed to pay him to kill someone. Zachary Parker told her he shot the victim as Joshua Hudler was nearby inside the residence. On April 23, 2018, Zachary Parker was interviewed by the Sheriff’s Office and admitted that Joshua Hudler asked him to kill someone in exchange for money but he did not know who it was. It was not until they arrived at Elmer Hudler’s house that he realized Hudler wanted his father killed for his insurance proceeds. Zachary Parker told law enforcement that Josh threatened to harm him or his family if he did not do it. Zachary Parker admitted to shooting Elmer Hudler. Prior to shooting Hudler, both had used heroin. Zachary Parker said that after the shooting, he used five or six bags of heroin. Joshua Hudler denied to law enforcement his involvement in the homicide.

In order to obtain sufficient evidence against Joshua Hudler, the State made an agreement with Zachary Parker to testify against Joshua Hudler. Zachary Parker entered a plea of guilty to second-degree murder with an agreed upon sentence of a minimum of 300 months (25 years) and a maximum of 372 months (31 years) active time. As the shooter, the State advocated that he receive a substantial active sentence. The siblings of Elmer Hudler voiced their support for the guilty pleas of Zachary Parker and Joshua Hudler.

This was a senseless murder based in part on heroin addiction. Elmer Hudler had attempted to help his son with his addiction but Joshua was unable or unwilling to end his addiction. Eventually, Joshua Hudler’s addiction and desire for his father’s insurance proceeds led to the senseless murder of Elmer Hudler. As a result, several families have had to deal with this tragedy and crime.

Sneads Ferry’s HOPE has been on the move with Narcan training

Most people find it hard to attend anything inside of a funeral home beyond pre-planning, memorial services or making necessary arrangements in the death of a loved one. It is my belief that every one of us in attendance last night walked away with more life, more hope and more informed whether directly affected by this epidemic we call “Opioid Crisis” or not.

Citizens rallied together inside of Johnson Funeral Home in Richlands, NC last night uniting on becoming educated on the administration of Narcan (Naloxone), the Opiate/Opioid Crisis, signs of overdose and much more. Narcan comes generally in three forms to administer, an injection by self-fill syringe, auto-dispense device or by nasal spray. Administration training was instructed by Community Paramedic Coordinator, Christopher Dudley with EMS.

The gems behind the movement Sneads Ferry’s HOPE, Vanessa Boyles Sapp and Cindi Patane spoke on their own personal family’s losses with their son’s both overdosing just one day apart in 2016. Co-Founder, Cindy Patane said, “In my heart I truly believe that the way to get this epidemic under control is prevention.

Cindi Patane (R) discussing rehab duffle bags for recovery bound people. Courtney Weyer (L) preparing to speak to the audience.

Courtney Weyer, age 27, spoke courageously on her then, 73rd day of sobriety, about her long road of addiction and the struggles within more so the freedom she feels from being free, given another chance thanks to Chris Dudley and Narcan being administered to revive her. Weyer stated during her recovery testimony, “I was just 30 seconds away from not being here.” Her testimony was so transparent and real, she is highly commended for the courage to expose her truth from overdosing twice, nearly losing her son, not having two of her children due to the grips of addiction on her life. A powerful way to save others and help families understand how it is from inside of addiction is speaking out and she certainly did just that.

Now, that is just a glimpse of the information provided yet there certainly was way more between those above-mentioned so far. The biggest factor is there was a lot of information provided that allowed people to become educated on the truth about overdoses, why narcan is provided and how it is funded. There are a lot of societal myths and false information floating around the streets of social media, across outlets comment sections, from mouths of those who spew mere hatred with “Narcan is enabling them,” or “Let the trash take itself out.” Well would you feel that way if it were your 62 year old grandmother who just had a double hip replacement and she figured it might be okay to take two pain pills since she slept through the last dose or even mix them up, creating a misuse/accidental overdose? Would you call grandma a junkie? Would you say, let natural selection take it’s course? Doubtful.

More overdoses come from seniors than middle age and youth. Forbes.com in 2017 wrote, “As the number of fatalities has shot up, the public face of addiction has shifted. In contrast to past drug epidemics, opioids are killing white Americans at double to triple the rates of their black and Hispanic peers. The problem is most acute in rural areas, but transcends socioeconomic class and income level. What’s more, it’s the middle-aged who’ve been hardest hit. Though over­dose death rates have risen for every age group, late-wave Boomers (ages 55 to 64) have seen the most dramatic percentage-point spike­ since 1999. The highest death rate (30.0), meanwhile, belongs to early-wave Xers (ages 45 to 54).” In studies at HarvardX, I learned that the first opioid crisis began in the mid-1800’s in the United States. This was an epidemic of opioid addiction was becoming overexposed to opioids and civil war soldiers becoming addicted to morphine. There were doctors who had patients visiting their offices multiple times a day for morphine injections. The Bayer Corporation introduced heroin as a lower risk of overdose death based on a study done on mice. It is obvious that it was soon discovered that heroin is not less of a risk than morphine. By 1914, the federal government stepped in to pass laws and declining the epidemic of opioid addiction. In the 1970’s began to hit low-income white populations. It wasn’t until 1996 that the next epidemic began. The CDC has been very clear about the cause of our vurrent opiooid addiction and it is the medical community over-prescribing. As the medical community increased prescribing, the incline in overdoses began as well which started in 1990’s. In 1996, Oxycontin was introduced to the market and marketed aggressively to treat common conditions with pain. Even back in the 1990’s many doctors knew that opioids were highly addictive and there should be strong limitations to using them for non-cancer pain related illnesses. It was known they should never have been prescribed for ailments such as low back pain, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia. There were 20,000 educational programs released in the first six years of the release of OxyContin where doctors began to hear the risk of addiction had been overblown and that patients were suffering needlessly. Which brings us to present day.

Are you going to join us to combat with prevention by education or only complain about the problem?