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Sunday, May 30, 2021

North and South Carolina Drug Traffickers in the Sights of Law Enforcement, Local, State and Federal

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Martin Acevedo III, left, and his son Javed Josue Acevedo-Ramos were charged with trafficking a schedule II controlled substance. (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office- photo credit-)

Fort Bragg, North Carolina: US ​​Army Master Sergeant Charged w Trafficking Cocaine

A senior noncommissioned officer assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was arrested May 12 for allegedly trafficking more than two kilograms of cocaine after authorities executed a search warrant at a home he owned.

Law enforcement found the cocaine, two handguns, one assault rifle and nearly $ 100,000 in the home at 2647 Green Heron Street in Fayetteville.

The cocaine has a street value of between $ 75,000 and $ 84,000, said Sheriff's Office Sgt. Patrice Bogertey.


Two kilos of cocaine allegedly recovered by police when they executed a narcotics search warrant at a home on Green Heron Street, in Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

There, authorities arrested 40-year-old Master Sgt. Martin Acevedo III and his son, Javed Josue Acevedo-Ramos, 20, for trafficking a schedule II controlled substance. The raid was coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security.

“This case still belongs to the State of North Carolina. It is very likely that it will go federal and Homeland Security will adopt the case, ”Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Patrice Bogertey told Army Times.

Acevedo was on terminal leave at the time of his arrest, according to an Army official familiar with the soldier, who spoke on background to discuss personnel matters. Terminal leave is “the type of leave servicemembers accrue before they transition out of the military,” according to Military.com

Acevedo's military ties were not initially disclosed in press releases when the arrest was made. An individual familiar with Acevedo's situation provided a tip about the incident this week.

“We can confirm that Master Sergeant Martin Acevedo III is a soldier assigned to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade,” said Col. Joe Buccino, spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps. "His command is aware of the situation."

Both Acevedo and his son were charged with trafficking controlled substances and booked into the Cumberland County Detention Center.

The two men were being held on a $ 500,000 secure bond at the detention center. They were later released after posting bond May 17, jail officials said by telephone.

The drug bust comes as local authorities and Army CID agents are also still working to solve a number of criminal cases involving Fort Bragg Troops, including a double homicide in a training area that happened in December.

A Special Forces soldier and an Army veteran were shot by an unknown assailant during the winter incident. In February, the FBI announced that it is assisting in the case.

One of the victims in the December shooting, Master Sgt. William Lavigne III, had previously faced drug-related charges that were later dismissed.

Davidson County, North Carolina, 55 Pounds of Meth Plus:

A two-month drug investigation has yielded results in Davidson County, North Carolina:

Deputies made two arrests this week, bringing in approximately $ 175,000 in cash, 55 lbs of meth, guns, drug paraphernalia and other illegal drugs like cocaine, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office said.

On Monday, May 17, deputies arrested Andrew Rodriguez with more than $ 40,000 in cash, two handguns, 2 Pounds of meth, and 113 grams of cocaine in his pickup truck. Rodriguez was caught because a K-9 sniffed the drugs after he was pulled over for a traffic violation, DCSO officials said.

                                                                 Andrew Rodriguez

On Friday, May 14, deputies made the second arrest after obtaining a warrant to search a home on the 800 block of East Park Ave. in Lexington. 

Vincente James ( no photo ) was arrested and charged with multiple trafficking counts after law enforcement found 53 Pounds of meth, 8.5 ounces of cocaine and $ 128,000 cash at the house.

The drugs seized in both arrests have a street value exceeding $ 1.5 million dollars, Davidson County deputies said.

Rodriguez faces time in prison for multiple counts of drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphenelia. James faces similar charges and is in the Davidson County Jail under $ 2 million bond.

"Operation Groundhog Day" :

Little More than a year ago, Andrew Rodriguez was arrested with the crew in Spartanburg, South Carolina during "Operation Groundhog Day".

                                                     Andrew Rodriguez, Center, bottom 

Top left to right: Jennifer Cole, Roland Crocker, Robin Frady, William Gary, Ryanesha Hollis, Tia Martin, Ashley Pulliam, Andrew Rodriguez, Angel Rosales, Charles Seagraves (Source: Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office - Jul 22, 2020-)

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Wednesday that the South Carolina State Grand Jury issued indictments on 39 people for their alleged participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy, following a multi-jurisdictional investigation known as "Groundhog Day."

According to a news release, the drug trafficking involved heroin and methamphetamine, as well as other illegal narcotics.

“The State Grand Jury returned 7 indictments alleging multiple but connected charges and conspiracies relating to trafficking 28 grams or more of heroin and 400 grams or more of methamphetamine. The investigation revealed that this organization allegedly trafficked large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, and other illegal narcotics into the Upstate area during the course of its operation, which allegedly began as early as March of 2018, ”according to the release.

The investigation has so far resulted in the seizure of over 54 pounds of methamphetamine, nearly five pounds of heroin, about a half a pound of fentanyl, as well as cocaine, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, and various prescription pills.

According to the release, firearms, cash and vehicles were also recovered by law enforcement during the investigation.

During a news conference Wednesday, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright, joined by other law enforcement leaders from across the Upstate, shared their findings after a roughly two-year narcotics investigation.

Wright said some of the individuals charged were arrested in counties throughout the Upstate, including Spartanbug, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens and Anderson counties, South Carolina.

According to the sheriff, SLED was also involved in the operation and said a portion of the drugs were recovered through the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Wright said the drug operation would not have been as successful as it was without the help of the surrounding law enforcement agencies, but said their fight in the war on drugs is far from over.

The following individuals charged in the investigation are listed at the bottom of the post.

In Another North Carolina Incident :

$ 1.1M in cocaine, meth and pills seized from Clinton home; 

The discovery of more than $ 1 million in drugs by sheriff's investigators at a Clinton home resulted in the arrest of the resident Friday, the Sampson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday.

Rumulo Medrano, 32, of 146 Hunt Lane, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for sale of a controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for sale of a controlled substance, and five counts of possession of a firearm by felon.

On March 26, investigators with the Sampson County Special Investigations Division executed a search warrant at 146 Hunt Lane. “This was in response to an ongoing investigation into complaints at the location,” a statement from the Sheriff's Office, released on Tuesday read.

During a search of Medrano's home Friday morning, law enforcement allegedly seized 44 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 16 pounds of cocaine, 1,221 blue counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, four rifles, two pistols, two vehicles, and $ 38,000 in cash, the release said. The drugs have an estimated street value of $ 1.1 million.

A Clinton-area home was the site of a search late last week by local authorities, who reportedly found 60 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and cocaine, along with other drugs and weapons, following what was deemed an “ongoing investigation” into complaints at the residence .

Sampson County Law Enforcement Official with his Department's Haul and Mugshot of Rumulo Medrano. Medrano's bail in the Sampson County jail was set at $ 1 million.

Individuals Charged in the "Operation Groundhog" Case in South Carolina: 

- Cristobal Avila

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-38 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-40 years and $ 200,000

iii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

- Richard James Chastain, Jr. (a / k / a “Jamie”) (a / k / a “Mike Jones”)

to.  2020-GS-47-06 (Pickens County)

i.  Distribution of Methamphetamine (2 counts): 0-15 years and / or $ 25,000

b.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Joseph Kaleb Lee Cheatwood

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Failure to Stop for Blue Light: 90 days-3 years or $ 500

iii.  Driving Under Suspension, Third or Subsequent Offense: 6 months-3 years and $ 1,000

iv.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 10-28 grams: 3-10 years and $ 25,000

- Jennifer Chasidy Cole

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-40 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Roland van Crocker

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Juan Francisco Esquivel

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2020-GS-47-04 (Spartanburg County)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-100 grams: 7-25 years and $ 50,000

ii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl): 0-15 years and / or

$ 0- $ 25,000

iii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

iv.  Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Naloxone): 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

v.  Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine): 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

saw.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime (3 counts): 5

years

vii.  Possession of a Stolen Handgun: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

- Kristopher Lee Foster

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 100-200 grams: 25 years and $ 50,000

- Robin Brian Frady

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-40 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Armando Nicolas Garcia (a / k / a “Mondo”) (a / k / a “Boogie”)

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 200-400 grams: 25 years and $ 100,000

ii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

iii.  Failure to Stop for Blue Light: 90 days-3 years or $ 500

iv.  Possession of Methamphetamine: 0-3 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

- Marion Douglas Garnett, Jr. (a / k / a “Lil Bro”) (a / k / a “Bro”)

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-38 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Driving Under Suspension: 0-30 days and / or $ 300

ii.  Reckless Driving: 0-30 days or $ 25- $ 200

iii.  Failure to Stop for Blue Light, Second or Subsequent Offense: 0-5 years

iv.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (2 counts): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

v.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

saw.  Possession with Intent to Distribute a Narcotic Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) (2 counts):

0-15 years and / or $ 0- $ 25,000

vii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

viii.  Possession of a Firearm by Person Convicted of Violent Offense: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

ix.  Assault and Battery, 1st degree: 1-10 years

- Nicole Allison Garrett (a / k / a “Nikki”)

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-100 grams: 7-25 years and $ 50,000

ii.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 10-28 grams: 3-10 years and $ 25,000

iii.  Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (3 counts): 0-2 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

iv.  Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance: 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

- William Keith Gary, Jr.

to.  2020-GS-47-04 (Spartanburg County)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-100 grams: 7-25 years and $ 50,000

ii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl): 0-15 years and / or

$ 0- $ 25,000

iii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

iv.  Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Naloxone): 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

v.  Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine): 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

saw.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime (3 counts): 5

years

vii.  Possession of a Stolen Handgun: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

- Serena Leigh Hall

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-40 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance: 0-2 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

- William Dexter Harman

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- William Levi Harman

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Brandy Deanne Henderson

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 100-200 grams: 25 years and $ 50,000

ii.  Possession of Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

- Ryanesha Fortaye Hollis

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-38 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

iii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute a Narcotic Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl): 0-15

years and / or $ 0- $ 25,000

iv.  Obstruction of Justice: Court's discretion

- Marcos Enrique Hidalgo Orduna

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-38 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-40 years and $ 200,000

iii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

- Kristina Johnson (a / k / a “MJ”)

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Aunt Celest Martin

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Robin Nicole Page

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

iii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

- Ronnie Dale Pearson (a / k / a “Egg”)

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-100 grams: 7-25 years and $ 50,000

- Heather Price

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Ashley Nichole Pulliam

to.  2020-GS-47-04 (Spartanburg County)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-100 grams: 7-25 years and $ 50,000

ii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl): 0-15 years and / or

$ 0- $ 25,000

iii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

iv.  Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Naloxone): 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

v.  Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine): 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

saw.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime (3 counts): 5

years

vii.  Possession of a Stolen Handgun: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

- Andrew Rodriguez

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-38 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

- Heather Rodriguez (a / k / a “Heather Rowe”)

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Keyon Rogers

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Angel Manuel Rosales (a / k / a “Looney”)

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-38 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime (2 counts): 5

years

iii.  Trafficking Cocaine, 28-100 grams: 7-25 years and $ 50,000

iv.  Distribution of a Controlled Substance within Proximity of School: 0-10 years and / or $ 0- $ 10,000

v.  Possession of a Firearm by Person Convicted of Violent Offense: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

saw.  Possession of a Stolen Handgun: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

vii.  Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child: 0-10 years and / or fine in the discretion of the Court

- Kevin Sams

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Charles Dewayne Seagraves

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 200-400 grams: 25 years and $ 100,000

iii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine: 0-15 years and / or $ 25,000

- Matthew Drake Simmons

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 10-28 grams (2 counts): 3-10 years and $ 25,000

ii.  Receiving, Possessing, Concealing, Selling, or Disposing of Stolen Vehicle, Value $ 2,000 to $ 10,000:

0-5 years and / or a fine in the court's discretion

iii.  Possession of a Firearm by Person Convicted of Violent Offense: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

iv.  Failure to Stop for Blue Light: 90 days-3 years or $ 500

- Jennifer Elizabeth Smith

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Jennifer Dianna Sorgee

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-30 (Anderson County)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime (3 counts): 5

years

iii.  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Person Convicted of Violent Felony (3 counts): 0-5 years and / or

$ 0- $ 2,000

- Amanda Lynn Stephens

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Possession of Methamphetamine: 0-3 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

ii.  Obstruction of Justice: Court's discretion

- Colt Matthew Tunstall

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 200-400 grams: 25 years and $ 100,000

ii.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-100 grams: 7-25 years and $ 50,000

iii.  Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance: 0-6 months and / or $ 0- $ 1,000

- Joshua Williamson

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Jonathan Blake Willingham

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2020-GS-47-01 (Cherokee County)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

iii.  Possession of Marijuana, 2nd offense: 0-1 year and / or $ 200- $ 1,000

iv.  Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance, 2nd offense: 0-1 year and / or $ 0- $ 2,000

v.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

c.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Heroin, 28 grams or more: 25-40 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

- Patrick Ryan Wooten

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

iii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

- Robert Jackson Wooten

to.  2019-GS-47-42 (Spartanburg County) (Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more (Conspiracy): 25-30 years and $ 200,000

b.  2019-GS-47-29 (Spartanburg County) (Second Superseding Indictment)

i.  Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 grams or more: 25-30 years and $ 200,000

ii.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana: 0-5 years and / or $ 0- $ 5,000

iii.  Possession of a Firearm During Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Violent Crime: 5 years

Military & Crime Editor FT Norton can be reached at fnorton@fayobserver.com

Sources: ArmyTimes.com / CharlotteObserver / CumberlandTimes / Fayobserver.com  / Clintonc.com  / wbtw.com

30 comments:

  1. Good thing about US, they arrest people involved, thier names and photos with full view get shown. VS in Mexico faces get covered and names too, a bribe let's them out soon. Welcome to US, do the crime pay the time.

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    1. Mexican politicians are like U.S. Democrats, protect the Criminals. Homicides up 800% in Portland Oregon. And they say Mexico dangerous!!!! 🇲🇽 by the way all high crime rate cities in U.S. run by Democrats.

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    2. Ahhh let's put politics into this yes blame the Democratic, they killed my cats lol.

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    3. 5:15 "hispanic sargents" is the tip of the Ice Burger of corruption in the US Armed forces, no wonder many get out of there to commit suicide, bit a few get murdered for being whistle blowers, even in ocent war heroes get fired by criminals from the very top pf the Whites' House, there was El Toro marine base murder scandals too, i mean, it is not just this case...

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    4. 5:15 high crime rates is the weapon of choice for republican'ts to steer votes to their deplorables, there is also homeless, prostitution, drug addiction, they also invented crack that became a famous epidemic, reported by Gary Webb, investigated by John Kerry in the US Senate and presidential candidate Gary Hart, shit everybody knew, even John Bolton who is so traumatized he calls any government deal he doesn't like a "Drug Deal", even as a trump minister.
      Let's not forget the Iran/Contra rogue agents and their cocaine and grifa importing into the US, no democrat was involved there at the top until Webb reported.

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  2. Aww Fort Bragg Where even the STD's are AIRBORNE!!!!!.... along with FayetteNam

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  3. U.S. have so many users they like the cartels

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    1. imagine being this ignorant

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  4. I can say Fort Bragg and know that I actually mean it. Not too many individuals can claim that. This post is enormous. And it’s always had it’s dark side. The dreaded Womack jump pack is infamously known by all paratroopers here.

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    1. Whats the “womack jump pack??”

      And this is the 2nd base in the past few months with these type of operations going on..

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    2. Mucha crema a tus tacos.

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    3. Womack is the medical center there but it's disrespectful to call it "infamous" especially on a day like today.

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    4. @Mosluggo When you’re going through jump school the jump masters always tell you that legally you’re not supposed to carry anything over 70 pounds of equipment. The Womack jump pack consists of over 120 pounds of equipment. Way over the legal limit. Majority of paratroopers who this jump pack for static line jumps end breaking something in their bodies at one point or another because of the unpredictability of the wind. Only to end up at the Womack Army Medical Center. Hence why it’s called the Womack jump pack.

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    5. The stinger missle pack is the worse.

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  5. These guys probably both use the word
    "no quema cuhh"

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  6. Sol: Special Interest to me also, I lived in the Carolinas many moons ago, one of my 9 lives:)

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    1. Mija I never would’ve guessed you had visited the east coast. Here I always thought you were strictly just on the opposite end of the country.

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    2. She gets around with the Burros.

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  7. I'm guessing his son was doing to much bragging..
    Snitched on his pops without realizing it..
    Brought the whole crew with him, they have money and just like Mexico they will serve a short time.. With a good LAWYER..

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    1. You are right you win a 12 pack of Coors.

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  8. I was in the Army and there is a lot of this stuff going on. Doctors were writing scripts for soldiers all the time so they could sell Percs, Norcos etc. Too many Americans have a distorted view of the military

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  9. Im in Raleigh and it's flooded with cartel action like that. These are little country towns these cronies are setting up shop from.

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  10. no snitchin there

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  11. Well we'll shiver my timber, these criminals with big time charges, will be serving lots of prison time. Shame on the Master seargent, I guess military pay at the base was not good enough.

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  12. I bet you some are going to let it all out,Vin order, to get a lighter sentence. Yes if you were in that predicament, you would be spilling the beans big time. Sooner than later, they will find out which cartel they work for ...stay tuned to BB, don't move that channel.

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  13. I bet you some are going to let it all out,in order, to get a lighter sentence. Yes if you were in that predicament, you would be spilling the beans big time. Sooner than later, they will find out which cartel they work for ...stay tuned to BB, don't move that channel.

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    1. Sol Prendido and El Bulldog are army strong 😂!

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  15. What an idiot! Gonna lose his pension and years in prison.

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