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Police nab 21 of 29 netted in year-long drug operation

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From staff reports

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Twenty-one people are facing a host of drug-related charges following their arrests in a joint-agency counter-narcotics roundup last week. 

Dubbed Operation Eastern Blitz, Wednesday’s roundup of suspects was the result of a 12-month operation involving agents with the Albemarle Drug Task Force, according to a news release from the Elizabeth City Police Department. There were a total of 29 people from the Elizabeth City area on the suspect roundup list, and as of Thursday, 21 had been arrested, the news release states. 

According to the news release, those arrested and their charges include:

* Karlos Edwardo Poole, 38, of the 1400 block of Walker Ave., Elizabeth City, charged with trafficking and cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

* James Calvin Brooks, 42, of the 1400 block of River Road, Elizabeth City, charged with selling and delivering cocaine; 

* James Marvin Poole, 33, of the 300 block of Griffin St., Elizabeth City, charged with trafficking heroin and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

Archie Chris Lee Stokley Jr., 30, of the 200 block of Dyer St., Elizabeth City, charged with selling and delivering heroin and selling and delivering marijuana; 

Yakim Amasiah Paige, 22, of the 1400 block of River Road, Elizabeth City, faces two charges of possession with intent to sell and distribute cocaine; 

Leon Christopher Moore, 25, of the 600 block of Crooked Run Road, Elizabeth City, charged with possession with intent to sell, distribute marijuana and sell and deliver marijuana;

Nicholas Germaine Williams, 23, of the 600 block of Crooked Run Road, Elizabeth City, charged with possession with intent to sell and distribute heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale and distribution of heroin; 

Marvin Jerome Johnson, 53, of the 1300 block of Southern Ave., Elizabeth City, charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, three counts of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of cocaine, selling and delivering heroin, and driving while license revoked;

Marcus Tysaun Hinton, 30, of the 700 block of Herrington Road, Elizabeth City, charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and selling/delivering marijuana;

Allen Lee Vereen, 61, of the 100 block of Mill Road, Hertford, charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of a controlled substance;

James Hill, 56, of the 1500 block of River Road, Elizabeth City, charged with conspiring to sell and deliver cocaine and felony probation violation;

Kenneth Charles Lassiter, 23, of the 1400 block of Cooke St., Elizabeth City, charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, selling/delivering heroin and conspiring to sell and deliver heroin;

Jaylen Nashawn Spivey, 17, of the 700 block of Second St., Elizabeth City, charged with selling and delivering heroin;

Sumetra Donte Hardy, 27, of the 1800 block of Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of cocaine;

Travail Rashawn Bunch, 31, of the 900 block Simpson Ditch Road, Elizabeth City, charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, two counts of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of cocaine;

Glenn McGrail Mitchell, 48, of the 300 block of Coree Trail, Edenton, charged with two counts each of possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of heroin;

Stephon Trevor Ellis, 29, of the 800 block of North Road St., Elizabeth City, charged with two counts each of possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of heroin;

David Clark Eves, 47, of the 100 block of Jordan Lane, Camden, charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia;

Tracy Marie Page, 31, of the 100 block of Currituck Sound Road, Currituck, charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of heroin;

Christopher Eugene Mansfield, 26, of the 300 block of Manteo Trail, Edenton, charged with selling and delivering heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of heroin;

Sean McCall, 44, of the 100 block of Harding St., Elizabeth City, charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale/delivery of cocaine. 

The Albemarle Drug Task Force is composed of officers from the police department, the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation. Agencies assisting with the roundup included the Chowan County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

 

 

 

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