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DOBSON — Months of undercover investigation came to fruition Monday morning as deputies initiated a county-wide drug violator round-up, dubbed Operation Manic Monday by officers.


According to Sheriff Graham Atkinson, more than three dozen officers met for a pre-bust briefing at the sheriff’s office at 6 a.m., and by late morning more than 16 suspects were in custody. Atkinson said the round-up targeted 34 suspects on 173 charges.


And more suspects are expected to be taken into custody soon, according to the sheriff.


“We knocked on a lot of doors trying to find them today,” he said, “and while there are 16 in custody at the moment, there are others who have indicated their willingness to turn themselves in. Everyone else is entered into a criminal database and if they’re caught anywhere in the country for any reason they’ll be brought back here.”


Atkinson said the investigation began several months ago and involved the suspects selling narcotics to undercover officers.


“We didn’t have to get any search warrants because we’ve made these cases and have the suspects good and solid,” he said, noting that the drugs range the gamut from marijuana to crack cocaine, prescription narcotics and even morphine.


He added that the investigation targeted suspects from “all over the county.”


“A lot of these people are repeat offenders that we’ve had to deal with over and over,” he said. “Hopefully, by doing the hand-to-hand buys it will make it easier to get them out of the community for an extended period of time. Some of these suspects go back to the beginning of my career and they were targeted because they are continuing problems. Others have done fairly lengthy prison sentences and they have gotten out and gone right back to doing the same things again.”


The sheriff added that there were multiple charges of trafficking in narcotics involved in the drug round-up, charges he hopes will result in more lengthy sentences for those convicted.


“We think that is significant,” he said. “There are more trafficking charges, which involve larger amounts of the drug, than charges of sale and delivery.”


For Atkinson, the drug sweep is part of an effort to protect the community by responding to complaints.


“When we get complaints about these people and how they’re making their communities and neighbors miserable, we try to get them out of the community,” he said. “It sometimes takes a little while, but we try.”


He added that his job would be much more difficult without the support and help of the community at large.


“We appreciate the people who continue to give us information, and a lot of that information was very useful,” he said. “This is obviously not the end of this, the investigation is continuing, along with other investigations, and we hope that will bring some further relief in the future. If the name of the person you’re complaining about isn’t on the list, there will be another list shortly.”


Those charged, and the charges against them, include:


• Carroll Elwood Bowman, Male, DOB 01/24/1975


562 Lori Lane Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Gene Bowman, Male, DOB 07/01/1965


147 West Popular Street Mount Airy N.C.


Trafficking by sale Oxycodone


Trafficking by delivering Oxycodone


Trafficking by possession Oxycodone


Trafficking by sale Hydrocodone


Trafficking by delivering Hydrocodone


Trafficking by possession Hydrocodone


Maintaining a drug house (two counts)


Betty Cox Brown, Female, DOB 01/19/1955


571 Bethania Rural Hall Road Rural Hall N.C.


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Hydrocodone


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Morphine


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Oxymorphone


Theodore Roosevelt Burcham, Male, DOB 04/12/1972


183 Woltz Atkins Road Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine (two counts)


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine (two counts)


Maintaining a drug house (two counts)


Possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts)


Teresa Koehler Cecil, Female, DOB 11/18/1971


523 Worth Street Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Oxymorphone


Sell & deliver Oxymorphone


Christopher Loyd Cox, Male, DOB 10/02/1984


130 Gilda Avenue Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine (two counts)


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine (two counts)


Maintaining a drug house (two counts)


Possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts)


Randy Dale Crouse, Male, DOB 11/26/1970


207 White Street Dobson N.C.


Trafficking in Percocet by sell


Trafficking in Percocet by delivery


Trafficking in Percocet by possession


Trafficking in Percocet by transportation


Jeffery Dwayne Dawson, Male, DOB 08/23/1990


668 Orchard View Drive Mount Airy N.C.


Trafficking in Vicodin by sale


Trafficking in Vicodin by delivery


Trafficking in Vicodin by possession


Conspiracy to traffic by sell Vicodin


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Marijuana


Sell & deliver Marijuana


Conspiracy to sell & deliver marijuana


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Luis Fernando Delarosa, Male, DOB 05/11/1966


1787 Stony Knoll Road Dobson N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Marijuana (two counts)


Sell & deliver Marijuana (two counts)


Maintaining a drug house (two counts)


Possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts)


Gabriel Delgado, Male, DOB 12/05/1982


132 West Crosswinds Drive Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Maintaining a drug vehicle


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Terrell Lekendric Dixon, Male, DOB 12/19/1985


157 Kingfisher Way Dobson N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Maintaining a drug house


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Jordan Terry Easter, Male, DOB 11/28/1990


409 East Devon Drive Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Klonopin


Sell & deliver Klonopin


Maintaining a drug vehicle


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Kimberly Darlene Epperson, Female, DOB 02/27/1977


161 wards Gap Road Cana Virginia (In Surry County Jail)


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Glenda Kaye George, Female, DOB 02/11/1976


155 Cone Lane Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine (two counts)


Sell & deliver Crack Cocaine (two counts)


Zackary Vanquail Goins, Male, DOB 06/25/1988


316 Galloway Street Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Maintaining a drug house


Portia Felts Goss, Female, DOB 01/11/1976


223 Spaugh Street Mount Airy N.C.


Trafficking in Oxycodone by sell


Trafficking in Oxycodone by delivery


Trafficking in Oxycodone by possession


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Alprazolam


Sell & deliver Alprazolam


Maintaining a drug house


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Antawan Bernard Guest, Male, DOB 02/12/1979


1256 Newsome Street Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine (two counts)


Sell & deliver Crack Cocaine (two counts)


Maintaining a drug house (two counts)


Jeremy Hunt, Male, DOB 10/06/1982


169 Catamount Road Holly Hill S.C.


Sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Maintaining a drug house


Terry Wayburn Johnson, Male, DOB 12/13/1959


163 Pond Valley Road Ararat N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine (two counts)


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine (two counts)


Maintaining a drug house


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Justin David Lambert, Male, DOB 10/10/1988


1809 Grassy Knob Road Pilot Mountain N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Alprazolam


Sell & deliver Alprazolam


Jimmy Mack Long, Male, DOB 10/18/1981


552 North Wilson Road Lowgap N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Eric Antyion Penn, Male, DOB 06/16/1967


960 Pipers gap Road mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Cocaine


Sell & deliver Cocaine


Possession of drug paraphernalia


William Joseph Reed, Male, DOB 12/27/1978


176 Joe Reed Trail Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Marijuana


Sell & deliver Marijuana


Maintaining a drug house


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Misty Dawn Sechrist, Female, DOB 03/31/1982


571 Bethania Rural Hall Road Rural Hall N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Hydrocodone


Sell & deliver hydrocodone


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Hydrocodone


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Morphine


Sell & deliver Morphine


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Morphine


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Oxymorphone


Sell & deliver Oxymorphone


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Oxymorphone


Kevin Jarrell Shannon, Male, DOB 10/09/1985


341 Franklin Street Mount Airy N.C.


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Delivery of Crack Cocaine


Maintaining a drug house


Jacob Aaron Shinault, Male, DOB 07/03/1994


773 Maple Grove Church Road Mount Airy N.C.


Trafficking in Vicodin by sell


Trafficking in Vicodin by delivery


Trafficking in Vicodin by possession


Sell & deliver marijuana


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Marijuana


Johnny Carlton Snow, Male, DOB 01/14/1972


191 Willis Road Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Misty April Snow, Female, DOB 07/20/1973


191 Willis Road Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Joseph Craig Tilley, Male, DOB 05/02/1965


116 Barton Ln Mount Airy


Possession with intent to Sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver methamphetamine


Maintaining a drug house


Manufacture Methamphetamine


Gary Dwayne Wheeler, Male, DOB 09/07/1986


327 Cherry Street Apartment 1 Mount Airy N.C


Trafficking in Hydrocodone by sell


Trafficking in Hydrocodone by delivery


Trafficking in Hydrocodone by manufacture


Trafficking in Hydrocodone by possession


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine (two counts)


Sell & Deliver Crack Cocaine (two counts)


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Marijuana


Sell & Deliver Marijuana


Maintaining a drug house (three counts)


Joshua Shaun Wiles, Male, DOB 02/07/1985


168 Apple Blossom Lane Elkin N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver LSD


Sell & deliver LSD


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Methamphetamine


Sell & deliver methamphetamine


Maintaining a drug vehicle (two counts)


Possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts)


Mitchell Dean Willard, Male, DOB 09/05/1976


233 Forkner Road Mount Airy N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Marijuana (two counts)


Sell & deliver Marijuana (two counts)


Maintaining a drug house (two counts)


Possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts)


Andrea Sian Williams, Female, DOB 06/25/1992


157 Kingfisher Way Dobson N.C.


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Conspiracy to sell & deliver Crack Cocaine


Maintaining a drug house


Possession of drug paraphernalia


David Shane Wolfe, Male, DOB 09/09/1976


1855 Hwy 268 West Pilot Mountain


Possession with intent to sell & deliver Marijuana


Sell & deliver marijuana


Maintaining a drug house


Possession of drug paraphernalia


Keith Strange can be reached at 336-719-1929 or via Twitter @strangereporter.

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