An undercover operation that began six months ago, courtesy of citizen complaints, put two northern Sampson County men behind bars late this week after agents knocked on their doors with warrants to search the premises and take them into custody.
Michael Rajohn Jackson, 28, of 655 Maynard Road, Godwin, was charged with three counts of selling/delivering cocaine; two counts of trafficking opium or heroin; possession of cocaine; maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance; and simple possession of marijuana after his arrest around 10:21 a.m. Thursday.
Jackson was taken to the Sampson County Detention Center, charged and given a $1,000 bond and a trial date of Oct. 12.
Just over an hour later, around 11:40 a.m., agents arrested Kevin Jacobs, 43, of 494 Carroll Store Road, Autryville. Jacobs was charged with three counts of selling methamphetamine after his arrest Thursday morning. He was charged, given a $30,000 bond and a trial date of Oct. 12.
According to Cpl. Marcus Smith, the two men are the first in numerous expected arrests in connection with an undercover investigation by agents with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigation Division called “Operation Scarecrow.”
“The operation began about six months ago,” Smith explained Friday morning. “These two were the first to be charged in the operation, however we are expecting numerous arrests in the upcoming days and weeks related to the undercover operation.”
Smith also said Jackson and Jacobs can expect more charges to be added to their file.
“This has just begun,” he stressed. “All of the buys that the undercover agents made during the investigation are now at the point where warrants are being served. We are expecting numerous arrests to come.”
“Operation Scarecrow” began six months ago after complaints from concerned citizens began building up in certain areas of the county, Smith explained.
“The people called in and reported it and the agents went out there and did their job,” he said. “It was just not limited to one section of the county. They did buys from all areas of the county, so we are expecting a lot more arrests.”
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