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Deputies looking for suspect after fugitive roundup

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say a recent undercover operation led them to arrest 16 people on drug charges, but they're still looking for one more suspect.

Investigators say James Edison Smallwood Jr. has warrants for two counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, two counts sell/deliver heroin, two counts possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling/vehicle. Smallwood is a 32-year-old black male approximately 5'11' and 155 lbs. Anyone with any information on Smallwood please call the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office (910) 798-4162.

The Sheriff's Vice & Narcotics Division conducted the undercover operation in the Long Leaf Park Community after getting numerous complaints from citizens and tips of drug dealing. Detectives targeted dealers selling crack cocaine, heroin, prescription pills and marijuana. Officers executed three search warrants leading to charges against 16 people.

Search warrants:

219 Davie Dr.

Arrested:

· Tracyee Stokes charged with PWISD Marijuana (3 counts), selling marijuana (2 counts), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia (3 counts) and Maintaining a dwelling (3 counts)

· Joseph Reaves charged with conspiracy to sell marijuana.

· Sonja Smith charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

2814 Morgan St.

Arrested:

· Kendrick Johnson charged with PWISD Marijuana (2 counts), selling marijuana (2 counts), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts), and maintaining a dwelling/vehicle (2 counts)

· Michallee Hooper charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

321 Calhoun Drive

Arrested:

· George Wright charged with PWISD Marijuana (4 counts), selling marijuana (3 counts), possession of marijuana (4 counts), manufacturing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia (3 counts), maintaining a dwelling (3 counts).

· Juanicka Brown charged with PWISD Marijuana, possession of marijuana, manufacture marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling.

-Other arrest in Long Leaf park

· Tiffianie Millinor charged with selling heroin, possession with intent to sell heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

· Tiwan Mullings charged with selling cocaine (2 counts), possession with intent to sell cocaine (3 counts), manufacture cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts), maintaining a dwelling/vehicle (3 counts), and conspiracy to deliver cocaine.

· Donald James charged with Possession with intent to sell cocaine, manufacture cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell cocaine, and maintaining a dwelling/vehicle.

· Michele Dominguez charged with selling cocaine, possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling/vehicle and conspiracy to sell cocaine.

· Dathan McIntyre charged with selling cocaine, possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell cocaine, and maintaining a dwelling/vehicle.

· Terrence Miller charged with Possession with intent to sell cocaine (2 counts), selling cocaine (2 counts), conspiracy to sell cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts).

· Dequannze Williamson charged with Possession with intent to sell cocaine (1 count), Sell or Deliver Cocaine (1 Count)

· Mark Allen Hewett charged with Trafficking Heroin (8 counts) Possession with intent to sell cocaine (1 count), Sell or Deliver Cocaine (1 Count), possession with the intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule III(1 count), possession with the intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule I(1 count)

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For regulation and truth

Did it ever occur to anyone the reason a lot of folks get hooked on bad drugs like heroin and crack is because of the lies told about other drugs? There will always be some who are foolhardy anyway, but so many young folks try those bad drugs cause they don't believe it's really all that harmful. Why should they. Society lies about drugs regularly. Like how bad and dangerous marijuana is and then youngsters find out, oh 18 states now serve it up as medicine by REAL qualified MDs? So then maybe the stories they tell about heroin and the other drugs are just exaggerated lies too? That's what bad drug pushers do. bait and switch. It's easy to do with the lies and hypocrisy that surround drugs. Cry wolf long enough, and everyone covers their ears. And then the "Legit" prescription drugs touted on tv commercials 24/7/365 as safe or relatively safe and come to find out too late for too many, they cause all kinds of evil side-effects and problems like Parkinson's or death. Right now, I'm thinking about the four year old who died last week because the Dr. had her parents give her psychotropic meds. They push those on kids with behavior issues like candy now. Marijuana prohibition is directly to blame for much of this. They sanctified Lying when they did it to profit off of making it contraband. Prohibition is ruining lives. Those cops are just doing their job. They need to look the other way when it's Mj though. We need better laws for them have the credibility they need and deserve. Authorities ENFORCING BAD laws (based on greed & lies) ruins Life for everybody. The whole purpose of regulation is to REGULATE it so kids don't use it before they can handle it. Cannabis is MUCH safer than alcohol. And maybe if we (read Society) told the truth for a change, things might actually start to improve. Cause right now we pretty much all know, The drug war (40 years now) is not a war that can ever be won. It's a war with no winner. Marijuanna should be legal & regualted (at the VERY least Medicinally)and the rest of drug addictions treated as illness in clinics with harm reduction and step down assistance for those who want it. Crimminals should be jailed for Crime. I am sorry about the woman who lost her son to heroin. I have three grown sons and one has a drug problem. He is 24 and has had a problem with heroin too. I am terrified to loose him to that and so I know you understand my fear and I understand your pain as much as I can. I do. I really hurt for you. I know it could easily be me. But I also know he doesn't trust anyone much because of how society is built on so many lies. He knew weed was not the danger that Dare taught him it was. And then 2 years ago, He got in a bad situation. He was literally lured out of town for a promised construction job in Montana and then in a strange state in a car with a boy he hardly knew was convinced to "just try it once" and he said he really resisted but felt trapped too, and eventually he caved and tried it because in the back of his mind he thought the danger that I and everyone had preached to him was probably exaggerated too. He said it only took ONE TIME. He has really struggled with craving it ever since. It's not been easy to find affordable help for that either. Safe step down Meds are very EXPENSIVE. Without insurance, the street drug is much cheaper. It's sinful and heart-breaking. So all those who think they are helping by being on the side of the "good guys" and keeping all these bad drugs illegal and incarcerating offenders is helping anybody, well You need to think through that again. There has to be a better way. Let's try TRUTH for a CHANGE.. And Cannabis is a good place to start. They shot down the Medical Marijuanna legislation in NC twice this year because they got too many folks calling to support it. Only in America right? Let's get her done!

Drug Dealers Have No Regards For Human Life!

I raised my children back in the 80's in Long Leaf park...It was a good oriented Family Neighborhood back then, It truely has went down to the hood! These Thugs have no regards for Human Life, only the almighty dollar. Hats off to WPD and the Sheriffs Dept. I know it's and ongoing job that never seems to go away, but I cheer and Praise God and the Law Enforcement every time there is a Drug Bust. They all need to get life in Prison for the sale of Drugs...I lost my Son a Year and a half ago to a Heroin overdose. He had been clean for two years and just decided to go use one day. He owed the drug dealers money and they killed him by overdosing him. He had enough Heroin in him to kill six grown men, My life has been a living hell ever since then as these Murders still walk the streets of Wilmington! As far as I am concerned these Thugs should get Life without Parole. And W.P.D. and Wilmingtn Sheriffs Dept. KEEP UP The Good Work!!! God Bless You...

Run run as fast as u can.

Run run as fast as u can. Yall will prolly never find him cause he is the gingerbread man.

Run run as fast as u can.

Run run as fast as u can. Yall will prolly never find him cause he is the gingerbread man.

yes all of us are out but 3

yes all of us are out but 3 so don't worry we're not using any of your tax money but the police are giving crackheads and prostitutes money to turn people in and using the money they get paid with to do drugs. How smart is that. Give crackheads some money. Way to go taxpayers. With the world v we are living in it will never stop. Hell some of the bigger drug dealers are the fan police.

Glad to hear dat da fam is

Glad to hear dat da fam is out y'all keep ya heads up

That's the whole Problem!

That's the whole problem!
The Justice System gives these Thugs a slap on the wrist and turns them out to kill more people.Their back out on the streets to sale Drugs and destroy more families. Why don't they get out and work for and honest living!!! Do they realize the toll it takes on entire families. I lost my Son to drugs and a part of me died with him...He left behind a 16 year old Son who has been almost destoyed by this. Arrest them all and put them where they belong(Life Without Parole) Maybe we would see a difference in sales on the street go down. KEEP THEM IN JAIL!!!

I am sorry that you lost

I am sorry that you lost your son. I can't even begin to imagine what it is like to lose a child. I have someone that I love dearly who is addicted to prescription medication and to see how it has destroyed her life is heartbreaking. I pray that God will surround you and your grandson with His love as you endure your pain. And although there are times when we feel all alone, He is there. He didn't promise us a perfect life, but He did promise to never leave us or forsake us. Christ said that He would be with us, even unto the ends of the earth.

I agree!!!

As long as there is a demand there will be a supply, simple economics. We need to find a away to take this business away from the criminals. Portugal had a great idea.....seems to be working.

Good Job!

Love to see the busts going down!

And of the 16 arrested...

how many are already out on bond?

That area has been a hot-bed

That area has been a hot-bed for drug activity for years. It's about time the police stepped in and did something. I hope they will keep up their effort for the decent citizens living there.

Hmmmm, it's quite funny I

Hmmmm, it's quite funny I see no comments from the whiners who can't WAIT to put down the WPD. You wanted action, you got it. Oh, I know, the police STILL didn't match your unreal expectations did they? I'll say: good work guys!

It is funny

Because this article is about the sheriff's office, not WPD. Apparently hooked on phonics didn't work for you.

Be Nice

If obama had a son he would look just like this guy! This could have been our president 30 years ago!