8 nabbed by NC deputies in cocaine, heroin dealer crackdown, sheriff says

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies in Martin County say they’ve rounded up 8 of 10 suspects identified in the illegal sale and distribution of controlled substances, including heroin and cocaine, in and around Jamesville.

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The 8-month long investigation was conducted after numerous complaints from concerned citizens.

Arrests began on Tuesday with a vehicle stop, in which Steffan Counts and Pierre Forbes were stopped on US Hwy 64 East of Jamesville.

During that stop, approximately ½ ounce of marijuana and approximately 4 grams of cocaine were seized.  The rest of the suspects were arrested on Wednesday.

Those arrested are identified as:

SUSPECT 1: Steffan Phillip Counts

Charges:
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Cocaine (3 counts)
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Schedule II Controlled Substances (2 counts)
-Trafficking in Opium (3 counts)
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Heroin (3 counts)
-Manufacture Schedule I Controlled Substance
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Schedule I Controlled
Substance
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled
Substance
-Resisting a Public Officer
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled
Substances (2 counts)

Bond: $750,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 2: Pierre Duval Forbes

Charges:
-Trafficking in Opium (2 counts)
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Heroin (2 counts)
-Maintaining a Vehicle to Keep or Store Controlled
Substances
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Schedule VI Controlled Substances
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Heroin

Bond: $650,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 3: Rakeem De’Andre Williams

Charges:
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Heroin
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Heroin
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Schedule II Controlled Substances
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Cocaine

Bond: $75,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 4: Cynthia Renee Grooms

Charges:
-Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled
Substances (2 counts)

Bond: $100,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 5: Randy Earl Roberson

Charges:
-Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Store Controlled
Substances (4 counts)

Bond: $100,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 6: Simon Perry Arrants

Charges:
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Heroin

Bond: $75,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 7: Chasity Lyn Coburn

Charges:
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Heroin (2 counts)
-Conspiracy to Sale or Deliver Cocaine
-Maintaining a Vehicle to Keep or Store Controlled
Substances

Bond: $175,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 8: George Alexander Armstrong

Charges:
-Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sale or Deliver
Schedule IV Controlled Substances

Bond: $25,000 secured
Court Date: 11-09-2015

SUSPECT 9: Courtney NMN McCoy **McCoy currently has outstanding warrants for his arrest and is wanted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office**

Charges:
-Trafficking in Heroin (2 counts)

SUSPECT 10: Russell Adam Coburn **Coburn currently has outstanding warrants for his arrest and is wanted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office**

Charges:
-Trafficking in Opium (2 counts)
-Trafficking Schedule II Controlled Substance (2 Counts)

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