Another day brought five more arrests in an ongoing effort to charge suspected drug offenders in Sampson County, with three dozen people now having been taken into custody since the first wave of arrests early last week.
The Sampson County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division conducted 11 arrests on July 11 that were the culmination of what authorities said was a yearlong undercover operation in Sampson. Arrests have been made on a regular basis since then. Five additional arrests were made Wednesday, bringing the total number of suspects receiving felony charges as part of the probe to 36, according to reports released by sheriff’s officials on Thursday.
Offenses have included possession, sale and delivery of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription pills, conspiracy to commit drug offenses and maintaining residences and vehicles for the sale and storage of those controlled substances. Bonds have ranged between $10,000 and $200,000.
Malcom Lee Henry, 23, of 3088 HB Lewis Road, Clinton, was charged with two counts of selling cocaine, two counts of delivering cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Henry’s bond was set at $75,000. Reports list 5 grams of “crack” cocaine seized during that investigation.
Roy Gregory Williams, 22, of 122 Pete Quinn Road, Warsaw, was charged with selling marijuana, delivering marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Williams’ bond was set at $20,000. There was 4.5 grams of marijuana seized in connection with Williams’ arrest.
Miguel Angel Lopez Jr., 19, of 102 Mercy Court, Mount Olive, was charged with charged with two counts of selling marijuana, two counts of delivering marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, conspiring to sell cocaine and conspiring to deliver cocaine. Lopez’s bond was set at $25,000. There was 7.6 grams of marijuana and 0.8 gram of cocaine seized in that case, according to Lopez’s arrest report.
Anthony Michael Jones Jr., 24, of 761 West Road, Turkey, was charged with charged with two counts of selling marijuana, two counts of delivering marijuana and two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Jones’ bond was set at $20,000. His arrest report indicates the seizure of 2.3 grams of “crack” cocaine.
Tyree Joel Smith, 32, of 204 West Butler Ave, Clinton, was charged with selling marijuana, delivering marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Smith’s bond was set at $25,000. There was 0.4 gram of “crack” cocaine seized, reports state.
Specific details on the case have not been disclosed by sheriff’s officials, who continue to make arrests. It is unknown how many arrests are yet to come. More information will be forthcoming in the near future, authorities have said.
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