Statesville police hopeful ‘call in' will scare drug dealers straight

by: Dan Tordjman Updated:

STATESVILLE, N.C.,None - Police are giving suspected drug dealers one last chance to clean up their acts.

With the help of a special investigator working on a new Drug Market Intervention program, police have been able to identify dozens of people who have been selling drugs in Statesville.

Some have been arrested, but police intentionally did not arrest all of them.

"We built cases on 39 people," said Statesville Police Capt. David Onley. "Twenty-nine (of the dealers) we cracked down on and arrested. (The other) ten we're going to call in tonight."

At Thurday's "call in," the suspected dealers will be shown evidence that police have enough on them to arrest them. They will also be shown photos of recently arrested drug dealers currently serving long prison sentences.

"It's to tell them, 'today it stops,’" Onley said. "We got cases on you but we're not going to prosecute as long as you change your life and stop doing what you're doing.’"

Statesville Police will offer them an opportunity to change through resources ranging from education opportunities to job placement.

Police are hopeful the suspected dealers will take them up on their offer. Otherwise, arrest and imprisonment is inevitable. 

The program is part of a larger drug sweep that led to the arrest of 11 people and charges for more than a dozen more. 

In addition to the arrests made, officers seized nearly 130 grams of marijuana, 52 doses of prescription drugs, a vehicle and $114 in cash, according to a statement from police.

According to police, the sweep was the culmination of 10 months of undercover drug investigations.

Arrests included:

  • Randy Wayne Miller, 37, of Statesville -- 2 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine -- $8,000 secured bond;
  • Charles Bernard White, 57, of Statesville -- 2 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine -- $8,000 secured bond;
  • Lonnie Grover Grimes, 53, of Statesville -- 2 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine -- $8,000 secured bond;
  • Joshua Jacoby Morrison, 23, of Statesville -- 6 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine -- $20,000 secured bond;
  • Laura Michelle Phillips, 32, of Statesville -- 2counts of trafficking in Opium, possession of Hydrocodone, and possession of Xanex -- $50,000 secured bond;
  • Marcus Antonio Ferguson, 30, of Statesville -- 2 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, 2 counts sale and delivery of marijuana, and conspiracy to sell marijuana  -- $50,000 secured bond;
  • Anthony Donald Montgomery, 47, of Statesville -- 2 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, 2 counts maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of a controlled substance, felony fleeing and eluding a police officer, speeding, and careless and reckless driving -- $50,000 secured bond;
  • Scottie Vernell Ikard, 30, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine -- $10,000 secured bond;
  • Darren Eugene Glover, 50, of Statesville -- 2 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine, 2 counts maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of a controlled substance -- $25,000 secured bond;
  • Raymond Dewayne Ramseur, 29, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine -- $25,000 secured bond;
  • Antoine Jacoby Robinson, 23, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the sale or use of a controlled substance, and several traffic --related charges -- $9,000 secured bond;
  • Brittany Ann Willoughby, 25, of Stony Point -- trafficking in opiates by possession -- $100,000 secured bond;

Eleven other people were arrested for various misdemeanor drug and traffic-related charges.

 

Felony charges were also filed against four other people who were already in prison:

  • Corbin Labron Brandon, 19, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Alonzo Teale Parker, 29, of Statesville -- 2 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Marcus Decarlos Morrison, 22, of Statesville -- 2 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Javon Donte Sherrill, 30, of Statesville -- 3 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;

 

Felony charges have also been filed against the 15 people believed to be at large in the Statesville area:

  • David Justin Ramseur, 30, of Statesville -- 3 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine and 3 counts maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of a controlled substance;
  • Daniel Filmon Clement, Jr., 39, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Derrick Dewayne Wallace, 34, of Statesville -- 2 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Steven Dewayne Dulin, 51, of Statesville -- 2 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Raymond Edwin McKinstry, 37, of Statesville -- 4 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Stephen DeShaun Holmes, 31, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of a controlled substance;
  • Tiko Jermaine Adams, 28, of Statesville -- 2 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine;
  • Steven Gregory Johnson, 22, of Statesville -- 2 counts trafficking in opium, 2 counts sale & delivery of hydrocodone, and 2 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver hydrocodone;
  • Damigeo Traquan Glaspy, 19, of Statesville -- 2 counts Possession with intent to Sell & Deliver Cocaine;
  • Linda Michelle LaHargoue, 25, of Newton -- possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and sale & delivery of cocaine;
  • Donna Sue Roten, 44, of Statesville -- 2 counts trafficking in opium;
  • Burley Robert Mayberry, Jr., 37, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine and sale & delivery of cocaine;
  • Walter Fleming Wade IV, 26, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver heroin and conspiracy to sell heroin;
  • Steven Edward Wade, 24, of Statesville -- possession with intent to sell & deliver heroin and conspiracy to sell heroin;
  • Jamaal Deshawn Turner, 21, of Statesville -- 3 counts possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine

 

Statesville police are asking anyone with knowledge of the location of the missing suspects to call the Statesville Police Department at 704.878.3406 or Crime Stoppers at 704.662.1340.