69 indicted in 'Operation Joint Venture' led by Davidson

Effort targets heroin, crack cocaine, prescription pills, and marijuana
Jan. 24, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

In an effort dubbed "Operation Join Venture," the Davidson County Grand Jury has indicted 69 residents of Davidson, Randolph, and Rowan Counties for 234 drug charges, said Davidson County Sheriff David Grice. 

The indictments and arrests are the result of a six month undercover investigation by the Davidson CountyVice and Narcotics Unit.

According to a press release, the focus of this investigation was heroin, crack cocaine, prescription pills, and marijuana being sold in Davidson County. 

Grice commended the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit for their thorough investigation which utilized Crime Stoppers tips, information from citizens, informants and surveillance to develop the information necessary for the Grand Jury indictments.

The arrest process began Friday, Jan. 24.  Officers arrested 60 of the 69 defendants,  three of which were already incarcerated at a North Carolina Correctional facility. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the police departments of Lexington, Thomasville and Denton; the State Bureau of Investigation; Homeland Security; N.C. Department of Probation; N.C. Department of Revenue; sheriff offices of Rowan County and Randolph counties; Davidson County Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash; District Attorney Garry Frank; and Davidson County Child Protective Services.

“By no means do these arrests represent the end of our ongoing campaign against the national, state, and local problems associated with the abuse of these drugs," said Grice in a press release.

Those charged include the following:

Alvin Wight Cooper Smith, 27, of 756 Stokes Road Denton was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II, possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II, and two counts of sell schedule II.

Amanda Dawn Carrick, 35, of 95 B Byron Street, Denton, was charged with trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by transportation; trafficking opiates by sell; conspire to traffic opiates.

Amanda Ann Owens, 28,of 66 South Snider St.  Apt 4, Denton, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; and two counts sell schedule II.

Amanuel Gerald Evans, 28, of 106 Pond St. Lexington, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell.

Angela Nicole Norman, 26, of 7 Druid Hills Drive, Lexington, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule VI;  sell schedule II; sell schedule VI.

Christopher Brandon Smith, 36, 280 Arrow Wood Drive, Salisbury was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule VI; sell schedule VI.

Bobby McGee Evans, 34, of 106 Pond St., Lexington, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule VI; sell schedule II; Opiates

sell schedule VI.

Benjamin Josiah Hill,  26, of 1837 Denton Road, Denton, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II .

Christopher Shaun Hamilton, 30, of 9913 Old Salisbury Road, Lexington, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Anita Karen Asher, 52,  of 150 Acorn Oaks Drive, Salisbury, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II and III; sell schedule II and III; possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Beverly Paige Price, 23, of 7530 Farmer Denton Road, Denton, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule III; possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule III; sell schedule III; sell schedule III.

Brian Keith Taylor, 28,  of111 Melrose Drive, Lexington, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; two counts of sell schedule II.

Carolyn Dianne Lane, 57, of 644 Greenhills Drive Apt 22, Lexington,  was charged with two counts of trafficking opiates by possession; two counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Catherine Louise Robins , 49, of 210 Daniel Road, Denton, was charged with three counts of trafficking opiates by possession; three counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Brittany Nicole Robbins, 24, of 196 Adam Lane, Thomasville was charged with two counts trafficking opiates by possession; two counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Jason Ray Clontz,  20, of 3233 Richey Road, Denton was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Heather Nicole Bartlett, 25, 5401 Linwood-Southmont Road, Lexington, was charged with two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; two counts sell schedule II.

Donna Kay Clodfelter,  45, 222 W. Fifth Avenue, Lexington, was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Jeffrey Thomas Whitman, 44, of 809 Wafford Road Lot 5, Lexington, was charged with two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; two counts sell schedule II.

David Elret Johnson, 31, of 5401 Linwood-Southmont Road, Lexington, was charged with trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell.

Eric Scott Cartrette, 25, of 136 Claude Drive, Lexington, was charged with two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; two counts sell schedule II.

Jeffrey Glenn Hunt, 38, of 5706 Gallimore Town Road, Trinity, was charged with two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule III; two counts sell schedule III; possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule I; sell schedule I.

George Leonard Nilsen III,  26, of 439 Vernon Avenue,Denton, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II; trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell.

Hatti Kristine Strickland,  24, of 587 Farmer Road, Denton, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Jeffrey Lamont Johnson, 33, of 117 Pond Street, Lexington, was charged with two counts trafficking opiates by possession; two counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Jeanne Smith Gallon, 51, of 129 Rock Harbor Road, Lexington, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule IV; sell schedule IV.

Michael James Carrier, 32, of 56 Railroad Street Apt 3, Denton, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II; trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell.

Michael Dewayne Mize,  46, of 399 Becky Hill Road, Lexington was charged with trafficking opiates by possession; possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II.

Martha Marie Miller Smith, 35, of 280 Arrow Wood Drive, Salisbury was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule VI; sell schedule VI.

Jessica Roxana Robbins, 23, of 210 Daniel Road Lot 6, Denton, was charged with possession with two counts intent to sale and deliver schedule II; two counts sell schedule II.

Lashantha Shomonike Wilson, 28, of 104 Pond Street, Lexington was charged with two counts trafficking opiates by possession; two counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Michael Keith McDowell,  30, of 2340 Hulin McDowell Road, Denton was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II;  sell schedule II; possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II near a public park; sell schedule II near a public park; contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Julie Kay Berrier,  41, of 339 Becky Hill Road, Lexington, was charged with two counts of trafficking opiates by possession.

Kristin Jennifer Mize,  25, of 175 Winding Ridge Lane, Lexington was charged with two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II;  two counts sell schedule II.

Karen Lawson Garrett, 47, of 300 Nascar Fan Alley, Lexington was charged with two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II.

Michael Lee Norris,  41, of 204 Arbor Drive, Lexington was charged with trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell; conspiracy to traffic opiates.

Jimmy Albert Daniels,  49, of 210 Daniel Road Lot D or 10 Denton, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule I; sell schedule I.

Matthew Cayne Mishoe,  24, of 492 W. Salisbury Street, Denton, was charged with two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II;  two counts sell schedule II.

Mack Franklin Curry Jr, 44, of 4195 South NC Highway 150, Lexington,was charged with  two counts  possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II;  two counts sell schedule II.

Ryann Mileki Legrande, 18, of 306 Ardale Drive, High Point, was charged with  two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule VI;  two counts sell schedule VI.

Robert Perry Barrier, 43, of 475 Wilson Road, Lexington was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Stormie Jamie Revee Bartram, 23, of 1861 Mose Glover Road, Denton,was charged with  two counts trafficking opiates by possession;  two counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Star Wilson Barrier,  40, of 475 Wilson Road, Lexington,  was charged with  two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II;  two counts sell schedule II; sell schedule II;  two counts trafficking opiates by possession;  two counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Sandra Yvonne Hass, 52, of 4195 South NC Highway 150, Lexington,was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Nicholas Ray Bare, 19, of 705 Raeford Avenue, Lexington, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Phyllis Lynn Robbins, 52, of 543 Frank Road, Denton, was charged with  two counts  trafficking opiates by possession;  two counts trafficking opiates by sell.

Ricky Davis Robbins, 54, 543 Frank Road, Denton, was charged with  two counts trafficking opiates by possession;  two counts  trafficking opiates by sell.

Michelle Bailey Norris, 39, of 204 Arbor Drive, Lexington, was charged with trafficking opiates by possession

trafficking opiates by sell; conspiracy to traffic opiates.

Shanna Rae Bodenheimer, 28, of 233 Becky Hill Road Lot 3, Lexington,was charged with trafficking opiates by possession.

Stephanie Lloyd Vanzant, 31, of 56 Railroad Street Apt 3, Denton, was charged with trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell; possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Sunshine Nichole Zimmerman, 34, of 225 Tucker Lane, Lexington was charged with  two counts possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II;  two counts sell schedule II.

Michael Colen Young Jr, 25, of 7303 Farmer Denton Road, Denton,  was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Troy William Swicegood, 19, of 2331 Turner Road, Lexington was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II near a school; sell schedule II near a school; possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II near a child care facility; sell schedule II  near a child care facility.

Thomas Franklin Garrett JR, 45, of 300 Nascar Fan Alley, Lexington was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II.

Tiffany Brook Marie Owens, 24, of 65 S. Snider Street, Denton, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II; trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell.

William Edward Rutzler, 47, of 607 Toms Creek Church Road, Denton, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II ; sell schedule II; contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Zachery Chase Cox, 24, of 5350 East US Highway 64, Lexington, was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.

Terry Dale Vanzant, 38, 2549 Regan Road, Denton,  was charged with trafficking opiates by possession

trafficking opiates by sell; trafficking opiates by transportation; conspiracy to traffic opiates.

Tyler Scott Lambeth, 24, of 188 Shallow Brook Lane, Thomasville, was charged with trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell; trafficking opiates by possession; trafficking opiates by sell.

Vernon Wade Bame, 26, of 1582 Garner Road, Denton was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II; possession with intent to sale and deliver schedule II; sell schedule II.