19 charged in Cumberland and Harnett Co. cocaine distribution ring

Nineteen people are facing federal charges for their involvement in a cocaine and crack distribution ring in Cumberland and Harnett Counties, United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced Monday.

A federal grand jury in Raleigh returned a 39-count indictment and the defendants were arrested for conspiring to manufacture and distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in large quantities over more than four years.

The following people were indicted and arrested:

  • Lemont Jerrone Webb, aka “L Dawg” and “Mont”, 41, of Godwin
  • Antoine Dewayne Myles aka “Twan”, 39, of Dunn
  • Farrah Michelle Harrell, 37, of Durham
  • Douglas Earl Register, 49, of Dunn
  • John Bernard Taylor, Jr., 45, of Fayetteville
  • Ronald Devon Pegues, 36, of Fuquay-Varina
  • Major Lewis Clark, Jr., 31, of Dunn
  • Cleveland Myles, 49, of Dunn
  • Larry Donnell Pearsall, 40, of Godwin
  • Nathune Jamerson Myles, 39, of Godwin
  • Adriann Roshanda Currie, 38, of Burlington
  • Carlos Edward Carmelo, 36, of Fayetteville
  • Tiwana Jennelle Smith, 36, of Dunn
  • Christopher Lee Johnson, 45, of Fayetteville
  • Maurice Shaunt Blanks, 30, of Roseboro
  • Chapman Carroll, 31, of Godwin
  • Janice Marie Smith, 51 of Fayetteville
  • Harry Myles, Sr., 59, of Godwin
  • Sophia Latrice Eaddy Myles, 33, of Fayetteville

Harry Myles, Sr. and Sophia Latrice Eaddy Myles were charged with money laundering. The others listed above were charged with a drug distribution conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.

Lemont Jerrone Webb and Antoine Dewayne Myles were also charged with both drug distribution and money laundering.

The maximum penalties for the charged drug counts are life imprisonment, a $10 million fine and a term of supervised release of at least five years, following any term of imprisonment.

The maximum penalties for the money laundering charges are at least 20 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine or twice the value of the property involved, whichever is greater, and up to three years supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and the United States Marshal’s Service.

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