FRANKLINTON -- Area law enforcement agencies combined to arrest more than a dozen people on nearly 90 drug charges following a six-month narcotics operation.
Operation Impact, said Sheriff Kent Winstead, "is an effort to identify and arrest anyone who chooses to sell illegal drugs in our communities.
"Our strategy and our emphasis will continue to be making our communities safer," he said. "These arrests will help achieve that goal."
Phase One of the operation, authorities said, led to the arrest of 15 people in and around the Franklinton, Youngsville and Wake Forest areas, totaling 86 charges.
Those arrests, authorities said, are the result of citizen complaints, law enforcement complaints and other intelligence driven information received by the sheriffs office.
Franklinton police, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement aided in the investigation.
The following people were arrested and charged with various drug offenses, ranging from possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, to trafficking cocaine to being an habitual felon:
• Stephon Lavare Perry, 31, of Franklinton;
• Aaron Lloyd, 23, of Louisburg,
• Brendan Jerel Cannady, 32, of Franklinton;
• Diquaz Javon Kearney-Crudup, 23, of Youngsville;
• Jeffrey Thomas Rinker, 37, of Franklinton;
• Jami Lynn Massengill, 36, of Wake Forest;
• William Daniel McGhee, 37, of Franklinton;
• Dwight Leon Garrett, 66, of Franklinton;
• Willie Burt Sneed, 60 of Franklinton;
• Deshaun Lamont Williams, 46, of Franklinton;
• Bennie Lee Crudup, 43, of Franklinton;
•Michael Sills, 51, of Franklinton;
• Robert Dubois, 29, of Youngsville;
• Renee Morgan, 29, of Franklinton;
• Terrance Vines, 39, of Franklinton.
To provide information regarding drug activity in your community, contact Sergeant Ken Pike at (919) 496-2186.