ICSO’s “Operation Autumn Sweep” targets individuals accused of selling drugs

  

Pictured above: Individuals arrested during “Operation Autumn Sweep” are led from the Sheriff’s Office to the Iredell County Detention Center Monday morning – WSIC Photo

STILL WANTED: Click HERE to see who is still wanted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in “Operation Autumn Sweep”

FROM PRESS RELEASE

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: In the early morning hours of Monday October 22, 2018 teams of Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies fanned out across Iredell County to arrest over 60 wanted suspects in what Sheriff Campbell called Operation Autumn Sweep.

For months the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigations Unit has gathered information, and surveillance on these suspects. Undercover purchases of all types of illegal drugs were made from the suspects, at various homes, in vehicles and at several different locations around Iredell County.

Sheriff Campbell added, “This operation is the largest drug suspect rounds the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has conducted. These types of operations and these numbers of arrests would not be possible without information coming from our citizens. We try to patrol our neighborhoods as often as possible, however, our citizens live there and see the suspected drug activity and they call us, or talk with me or a deputy when they see us. We in turn investigate this information and take action where action can be taken. Today is a result of this action and believe me, if we don’t get you today, rest assured, if you continue to sell drugs in Iredell County, we will sooner or later arrest you and bring you to jail. The suspects targeted in this operation have sold drugs to undercover deputies. If they will sell drugs to undercover investigators, they will sell to anyone”.

The warrants for these suspects involve all types of drug crimes. The drugs purchased from these suspects include Heroin, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Prescription Medications, and Marijuana. The vast majority of the suspects are repeat offenders with drug or other types of crimes in their criminal histories. Two of the suspects are verified gang members, one Blood Gang and one an Aryan Nation, by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections.

Magistrate M. Nethken set the bond for the suspects.

Benjamin Jacob Schenk, 55 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.

BOND: 15,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Assault on a Governmental Official, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Larceny, 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substances, Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, 3 Counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense, Misdemeanor Common Law Forgery.

Lisa Nichols Witherspoon, 50 Years Old

Felony Possession of Cocaine.
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Felony Identity Theft

BOND: 10,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Leash Law Violation, 9 Counts of Misdemeanor Common Law Forgery, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor School Attendance Law Violation, Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods, 4 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Financial Card Fraud, 4 Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Breaking or Entering, Misdemeanor Maintain a Dwelling, Place or Vehicle to Sell Controlled Substances, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substances, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Felony Sell Cocaine.

Joseph Brian Fesperman, 31 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance.
Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance

BOND: 5000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Larceny, 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana,
2 Counts of Felony Larceny.

Alice Celeste Theodorou, 36 Years Old

Felony Manufacture Marijuana.
Felony Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana.
Felony Maintain a Dwelling, Vehicle or Place to Sell Controlled Substances.

BOND: 7500.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND

Josie Benfield Woodside, 53 Years Old

Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Misdemeanor Maintain a Dwelling to Sell Controlled Substance.

BOND: 2500.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 3 Counts of Misdemeanor Worthless Check.

Patrick David Decastro, 23 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance.
Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance.

BOND: 25,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Felony Larceny of a Firearm, 2 Counts of Felony Break or Enter a Motor Vehicle.

Tammie Terrell Heller, 32 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.

BOND: 3500.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: 3 Counts of Simple Assault, Misdemeanor Public Disturbance, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Assault with a Deadly Weapon, several driving related charges.

Anthony James Miller, 30 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine.

BOND: 5000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DWI Level 5, Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

Jeffery Ray Grindstaff, 51 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance.
Felony Maintaining a Dwelling, Vehicle or Place to Sell Controlled Substance.
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

BOND: 10,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud, Misdemeanor Larceny, 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, numerous driving related charges.

Rachel Louise Maxfield, 27 Years Old

Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.
Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia.

BOND: 20,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Kristopher Wayne Robbins, 36 Years Old

Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

BOND: 2500.00 DOLLARSS SECURED BOND

Criminal History: 2 Counts of Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Felony Larceny, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female.

Deonte Lamar Miller, 21 Years Old

Felony Trafficking by Possession Schedule II Controlled Substance
Felony Trafficking by Sale Schedule II Controlled Substance
2 Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance
2 Counts of Felony Sale or Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance.

BOND: 150,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: 3 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealment, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer.

Leigh Ann Bennett, 46 Years Old

2 Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance.
2 Counts of Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance.
Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substance.

BOND: 10,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED.

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Worthless Check, Felony Financial Card Theft, Misdemeanor Food Nutrition Fraud.

Kristin Nicole Cristino, 28 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.

BOND: 7500.00 DOLLAES SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.

Shelby Louis Turner, 57 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.

BOND: 7500.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: 2 Counts Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, 3 Counts of Possession of Stolen Goods, Misdemeanor Show Cause, 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Maintain a Dwelling, Vehicle or Place to Sell Controlled Substances, 2 Counts of Felony Conspire to Traffic Cocaine, 5 Counts of Felony Trafficking Cocaine.

Kyle Alexander Long, 25 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance.
Felony Maintain a Dwelling, Vehicle or Place to Sell Controlled Substance.
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

BOND: 3500.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: 2 Counts of Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, numerous driving related charges.

Ruben Alvarado Aguilar, 53 Years Old

Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

BOND: 1000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Thomas Film, 33 Years Old

Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

BOND: 10,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, 2 Counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Josef Bradley Queen, 25 Years Old

Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Felony Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance.

BOND: 10,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal History: DWI Level 5

Untre Labron Millsaps, 20 Years Old

2 Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine.
2 Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Cocaine.

BOND: 25,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Portia Jolette Wilson, 64 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine.

BOND: 3500.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

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