Joint Operation Nets More Than 35 Drug Traffickers

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Mount Gilead Police Department and the Troy Police Department joined resources with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch to conduct an undercover operation in Montgomery County.  This operation was the result of citizen complaints regarding illegal drug activity occurring throughout the county.  Heroin, opium, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription medications were among the illegal substances that undercover agents purchased during the operation.


This cooperative effort also included the Biscoe Police Department, the Star Police Department, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Service, North Carolina Probation and Parole, N.C. Division of Adult Corrections, North Carolina Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice Canine Team, N.C. Department of Revenue, and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

As a result of this operation, N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents, Montgomery County Sheriffs deputies, Troy Police Department and Mount Gilead Police Department officers arrested dozens of drug dealers and executed eight search warrants at locations known to be distributing drugs in Montgomery County.

This investigation was conducted as part of ALE's Community Betterment Initiative which identifies communities in North Carolina where the quality of life for the citizens is disrupted by drugs, gangs, and violence in their neighborhoods.  Agents worked closely with detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Troy Police Department and Mount Gilead Police Department during each phase of the operation.

“We are committed to addressing the needs of neighborhoods and communities with proactive, efficient enforcement strategies that make a difference,” said ALE Special Agent in Charge Mike Yates.  “No one should ever fear walking outside of their own home.”

An additional phase of this operation included N.C. Probation and Parole officers who partnered with ALE special agents to conduct 30 checks on probationers that have a history of illegally using and selling controlled substances. An additional six individuals were arrested as a result of these checks.

Chief Probation and Parole Officer Carl Jones stated, “The success of this operation was the result of committed individuals working together to make a difference in this community. We appreciate the partnerships and know we made a difference in Montgomery County today.”

“Thanks to the teamwork and partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, drug dealers are now behind bars,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins.  “We are aggressively addressing this criminal element and we will continue to be vigilant in eliminating any further illegal drug activity in our county.”

Locations searched included the homes of Gail Michelle Leak, 211 South School Street, Mt. Gilead; Evelyn Alexina Dessellier, 754 Rail Road Avenue, Troy; Tyrone Elvis Diggs, 119 Ivey Street, Troy; Barbara Gean Greene, 504 Dennis Street, Troy; Shani Gwynn Latham, 138 Lassiter Loop Road, Troy; Berlinda Marie Waddell, 105 West Second Avenue, Mt. Gilead; Lonnie David Everette and Betty Joe Martin, 106 Williams Street, Mt. Gilead and Tristian Rashee Horne, 444 Parkertown Road, Mt. Gilead.


The following people are charged were charged with criminal violations:


Kelvin Marmont Cook, 40, 1241 Hallyburton Rd., Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance


Evelyn Alexina Dessellier, 44,754 Railroad Avenue, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance (2 counts)

Trafficking opium by possession (2 counts)

Trafficking opium by transporting

Trafficking opium by delivering (2 counts)

Trafficking opium by selling (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)


Kristy Lynn Hoy, 29, 707 Mount Carmel Church Rd., Troy, NC

Conspire to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance


Tyrone Elvis Diggs, 34, 119 Ivey Street, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Aaron Jacques Collins, 20, 541 Parkertown Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Walter Lee Gould, 68, 105 Clinton Street, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Trafficking opium by possession

Trafficking opium by delivering

Trafficking opium by selling


Ronald Anthony Bogan, 27, 525 South Wadesboro Blvd, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Teoderra Dever Leake, 39, 525 South Wadesboro Blvd, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (3 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (3 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (3 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)


Fabian Kwame Dumas, 26, 2745 NC Hwy 109 South, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Michael Germaine Stanback, 41, 6017 Pleasant Valley Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (3 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (3 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (3 counts)


Jonathan Eugene Dumas, 29, 6018 Pleasant Valley Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Michael Shane Liles, 18, 637 Pee Dee Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Joseph David Lilly, 64, 290 Thomasville Church Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Conspired to sell and deliver marijuana


Joseph David Lilly Jr., 43, 289 Thomasville Church Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Regginal Larayn Leake, 32, 427 West Allenton Street, Mt. Gilead, NC

Conspired to sell marijuana


Chavis Bernard Ewings, 32, 532 Lillys Bridge Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Lonnie David Everette, 49, 106 Williams Street, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (4 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (4 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (4 counts)


Berlinda Marie Waddell, 33, 105 West Second Avenue, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)


Betty Joe Martin, 39, 106 Williams Street, Mt. Gilead, NC

Conspire to sell and deliver cocaine

Maintain a vehicle to keep a controlled substance


Michael Shane Liles, 18, 637 Pee Dee Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Shani Gwynn Latham, 27, 138 Lassiter Loop Road, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance


Courtney Harris, 43, 619 South Main Street, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Derrick Lane Smith, 35, 303 Williams Street, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Travis Leon Barrett, 42, 707 Mount Carmel Church Rd, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Christopher Domoneic Hinson, 39, 707 Martin Street, Biscoe, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Conspire sell and deliver cocaine

Maintain a vehicle to keep a controlled substance

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Gail Michelle Leak, 57, 211 South School Street, Mount Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts)

Trafficking opium by possession (2 counts)

Trafficking opium by delivering (2 counts)

Trafficking opium by selling (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Sell a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school (2 counts)


Casey Noel Peterkin, 31, 509 Dennis Street, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance

Trafficking opium by possession

Trafficking opium by transporting

Trafficking opium by delivering

Trafficking opium by selling

Maintain a vehicle to keep a controlled substance

Sell a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school


Barbara Gean Greene, 42, 504 Dennis Street, Troy, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance

Possession with intent sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance

Trafficking opium by possession

Trafficking opium by transporting

Trafficking opium by delivering

Trafficking opium by selling

Maintain a vehicle to keep a controlled substance


Tristian Rashee Horne, 22, 444 Parkertown Road, Mt. Gilead, NC

Sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance (2 counts)

Maintain a dwelling to keep a controlled substance (2 counts)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)


Candice Lea Nugent, 24, 158 Lassiter Loop Rd. Troy,

NC

Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Firearm by Felon


Jessica Wadean Mabe, 25, 428 W. Main St. Troy, NC

Possession of Methamphetemines

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Kurtis Steven Barber, 30, 210 Hannah Dr. Biscoe, NC

Possession of Marijuana


Jesse D. Mabe, 31 1149 Post Office Rd. Biscoe, NC

Possession of Methamphetemines,

Possession of Drug Parapernalia

Parole Warrant


Douglas L. Mclean, 24, 108 Mcauley St. Biscoe, NC

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Garriet Lee King, 32, 144 Frame Shop Rd. Star, NC

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Desmond Williams, 23 601 Leach St. Biscoe, NC

Simple Assault

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