Newport News authorities bust drug ring

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Posted on December 17, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 17 at 6:45 PM

NEWPORT NEWS - Following a lengthy undercover narcotic operation, detectives assigned to the Newport News Police Department’s Organized Crime Division, a Newport News Grand Jury indicted 33 persons on charges related to the distribution of heroin and cocaine.

Authorities began an early morning round-up of suspects on Thursday.  As of 9:00 a.m. Friday, 14 of the wanted persons had been arrested. Detectives and officers continue to attempt to locate the remaining suspects.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the remaining wanted persons is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Information may also be sent by text message to nocrime@nngov.com.

To see pictures of the suspects that are still wanted, see the attached gallery.

The following people have been arrested as part of this operation:


1.    Joyce Denise Douglas
40
Distribution of heroin (x1)

2.    Thomas Michael Holt
32
Distribution of heroin (x2)

3.    Ralph Allen Moody
33
Distribution of cocaine (x5)
Distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school (x4)
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (x1)
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (x1)
•    Recovered cocaine, marijuana, $2,433 cash, two TVs, PSP game system
•    Also arrested Savanah Maul on FTA warrant
•    Additional charges ???

4.    James Arthur Jones
40
Distribution of cocaine (x2)

5.    Christopher Jones  -- need photo
23
Distribution of cocaine (x3)

6.    Ronald Anthony Perry
28
Distribution of cocaine (x4)
Distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school (x2)

7.    Jamell Jamaud Banks
25
Distribution of cocaine (x3)


8.    Charles Montique Holloman
34
Distribution of cocaine (x1)
Possession of firearm by felon (x1)
Possession of firearm while in possession of cocaine (x1)
Possession of cocaine (x1)
Possession of marijuana (x1)
•    Search warrant for room at Executive Inn – recovered handgun, marijuana, cocaine residue and laptop computer, $3,523 cash

9.    Darryl Lyn Jones
25
Distribution of cocaine (x1) – was in custody at Hampton Roads Regional Jail

10.    QuentinTorinto Jefferson
33
Distribution of cocaine (x4)

•    Recovered cocaine and $200 in cash

11.    Clifflette Michelle Edwards
43
Distribution of cocaine (x3)
•    Recovered cocaine

12.    Larry Sheron Melvin, Jr.
24
Distribution of cocaine (x2)

13.    Alphonso Tony Bell, Sr.
31
Distribution of imitation cocaine (x1) – was in custody at Newport News City Farm

14.    Korre Dantrel Winnegan
22
Distribution of cocaine (x3)

Here are a list of those still wanted by police in connection with this operation:

1.    Chaz Yukia Bethea
32
Distribution of heroin (x2)

2.    James Leroy Young
45
Distribution of heroin (1)

3.    William Oliver Hill
63
Distribution of heroin (x1)

4.    Bernard Jerome Ivey
57
Distribution of heroin (x3)

5.    Lorenzo Eugene Baptist
27
Distribution of heroin (x4)

6.    Tyrone Mitchele Gayles
60
Distribution of heroin (x3)

7.    Duane B. Smith – need photo
46
Distribution of cocaine (x3)

8.    Kenny Rashad Knightnor
31
Distribution of cocaine (x1)
Distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school

9.    Jerome Knight
31
Distribution of cocaine (x3)

10.    William Alexander Johnson, Jr.
32
Distribution of cocaine (x2)

11.    Dorothy Jennings – need photo
48
Distribution of cocaine (x1)

12.    Christopher Thomas Cordle
26
Distribution of cocaine (x1)
Distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school (x1)

13.    Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.
40
Distribution of cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine

14.    Damita Boone – need photo
30
Distribution of cocaine (x1)
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine (x1)

15.    Meko Montez Brown – was supposed to turn self in at 2:00
32
Distribution of cocaine (x1)

16.    Dominic Whitlow
25
Distribution of cocaine (x1)

17.    Timothy Harris
48
Distribution of cocaine


18.    Tyrell Delonte Jordan
23
Distribution of cocaine


19.    Charvair Delmain Whitlow
45
Distribution of cocaine (x2)


 

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