An extensive probe by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrests of 19 people on a total of 85 charges.
Additionally, the probe, called Operation Harvest, has resulted in the confiscation of four firearms, including an AR-15 rifle that turned out to have been stolen.
The probe also has resulted in the seizure of more than 4/10 of an ounce of crack cocaine, nearly 1 1/2 ounces of marijuana, a marijuana plant, 56 dosage units of heroin and eight Xanax sedative pills.
Capt. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the purpose of Operation Harvest was to combat the sale and usage of narcotics.
The press release specifically outlined three drug busts.
The first occurred on Oct. 23. That is when Nash County and Edgecombe County deputies went to a house in the 1800 block of Southwest Main Street in the South Rocky Mount area with a search warrant.
Christopher Cooper and Tyeisha Williams were arrested.
The four firearms, along with heroin, heroin stamps and packaging equipment, marijuana and more than $3,100 in cash were seized.
Law enforcement also focused on Crystal Dawn Kettells and Clarence Cooper. That is because the two already had illegal drug-related charges stemming against them from ongoing probes in Nash County and Franklin County.
On Nov. 20, the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force received word Kettells and Cooper were going to be staying at a house off Lancaster Store Road in the Castalia area.
After Kettells and Cooper were arrested at the house, nearly 4/10 of an ounce of crack cocaine, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia, were seized.
Also on Nov. 20, Nash County deputies, Rocky Mount police officers and state probation and parole officers went to a house in the 400 block of Arrington Avenue in the Ravenwood area of Rocky Mount.
The deputies and the officers went there to search that house because they had received information about both the ongoing sales of and the distribution of illegal narcotics.
Jvon Coley and Allessia Shavon Dancy were arrested.
At least 53 dosage units of heroin, along with nearly 2/10 of an ounce of crack cocaine, marijuana and Xanax pills, were seized.
Also on Nov. 20, Nash County deputies and Edgecombe County deputies went to a house off Joe Ellen Road in the Dortches area with a search warrant.
Jennipher Snow Flake was arrested.
Crack cocaine, along with heroin, the marijuana plant and Xanax pills, were seized.
To view the Nash County Sheriff’s Office press release about Operation Harvest — which includes the names of all of the persons arrested — go to www.rockymounttelegram.com.
Anyone with any additional information about crimes in the Twin Counties area may contact the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at 252-459-4121 or the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office at 252-641-7911.
Anyone with any additional information about crimes in Rocky Mount may contact police at 252-972-1411, Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the police department and by typing up to 155 characters about the information.