Operation Middleman results in 16 arrests and warrants for arrest on seven

Operation Middleman

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson announces arrests made as part of Operation Middleman. This operation began in 2017, as part of an effort to target lower and mid-level drug dealers in Edgecombe County. This is the first phase of this operation, with more arrests pending. Operation Middleman is part of a long term investigation that focuses on the drug dealers that the citizens see on the street and in the communities. These dealers are the ones that are responsible for getting the drugs into the hands of our sons, daughters and friends. Many times the average citizen does not know who the large distributers of narcotics are, but know the person that stands on their street and that’s in their neighborhood, pushing these drugs in the communities. More arrests are pending in this investigation.

  • Arrested were:
    Jerrod Donta Lawrence, 27 years old, Black Male, 912 King Ave. Princeville
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine, PWISD Marijuana, Possess Drug Paraphernalia.
    Bond: $35,000
  • Quantell Michael Brown, 34 years old, Black Male, 296 Bonnie Ln. Princeville
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine
    Bond: $250,000
  • Trumaine Jabbar Clark, 32 years old, Black Male, 205 Ashland Ave. Rocky Mount
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine and Maintain a vehicle for selling Cocaine.
    Bond: $17,000
  • Matthew Darnell Pittman, 26 years old, Black Male, 209 St. Christopher Walk Rocky Mount
    2 Counts Sell/Deliver Heroin, 2 counts PWISD Heroin, 2 counts Conspire to Sell/Deliver Heroin.
    Bond: $30,000
  • Stephen Carl Worley, 47 years old, White Male, 2536 Wintergreen Rd. Nashville, NC
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine, Maintain a vehicle to sell Cocaine
    Bond: $5,000
  • William Marshburn, 50 years old, Black Male, 2126 Bulluck School Rd Rocky Mount
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine
    Bond: $5,000
  • Anthony Gerald Wiggins, 62 years old, Black Male, 401 Goldleaf St. Rocky Mount.
    2 counts Sell/Deliver Heroin, 2 counts PWISD Heroin
    Bond: $5,000
  • Jennifer Paige Bailey, 41 years old, White Female, 2817 Old Wilson Rd. Rocky Mount.
    2 counts Sell/Deliver Cocaine, 2 counts PWISD Cocaine
    Bond: $5,000
  • Rosa Mae Marshburn, 51 years old, Black Female, 412 Millbranch Rd. Sharpsburg
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine
    Bond: $5,000
  • Robert Woodrow Wilson III, 40 years old, White Male, 2840 Pole Cat Ln. Rocky Mount
    Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWISD Heroin, Conspire to Sell/Deliver Heroin
    Bond: $5,000
  • Patrina Luvs Lynch, 36 years old, Black Female, 671 Aventon Gin Rd. Whitakers, NC
    2 counts Sell/Deliver Heroin, 2 counts PWISD Heroin, 2 counts Conspire to Sell/Deliver Heroin
    Bond: $5,000
  • Gary Junior Hinnant, 34 years old, Black Male, 1115 Russell St Rocky Mount.
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine
    Bond: $10,000
  • Vertina Rae Cooper, 44 years old, Black Female, 602 Wahree St. Tarboro
    Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine
    Bond: $5,000
  • John Christian Robbins, 44 years old, White Male, 1331 Woodland Rd Tarboro
    Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWISD Heroin
    Bond: $5,000
  • Michael Alex Harrell, 53 years old, White Male, 112 Edgewood Dr. Pinetops
    Possess Heroin
    Bond: $2,500
  • Beverly Lewis Spain, 53 years old, White Female, 2207 Robin Dr. Tarboro
    Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWISD Heroin
    $5,000

Warrants are active on the following

  • Leon Sykes, 30 years old, Black Male, 1104 Branch St. Rocky Mount
    3 counts Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWISD Heroin, Conspire to Sell Heroin
  • Lorenza James Taylor, 29 years old, Black Male, 2417 Shreve Rd. Rocky Mount
    3 counts Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine
  • Derrick Demon Rone, 43 years old, Black Male, 125 Parrish Ct. Rocky Mount
    2 counts Trafficking Heroin
  • Ernest Cleveland White Jr., 62 years old, Black Male, 620 E. 13th St. Scotland Neck
    2 counts Sell/Deliver Heroin
  • Javon Lamont Singletary, 34 years old, Black Male, 100 Camellia Ct. Rocky Mount
    4 counts Trafficking Heroin
  • Carl Antonia Deans, 48 years old, Black Male, 1564 Tadlock Ave. Rocky Mount
    Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWISD Heroin
  • Nakita Demetria Grimes, 44 years old, Black Female, 370 Woodland Ave. Rocky Mount
    3 counts Sell/Deliver Cocaine, PWISD Cocaine

Sheriff Atkinson would like to thank the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force for their assistance with this investigation. Cooperation amongst agencies is essential to making our communities safe. The Tar River Regional Drug Task Force is made up of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Tarboro Police Department, Spring Hope Police Department, Nashville Police Department, Wilson Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations.

 

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