More arrests made in coastal NC narcotics operation

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – Operation Winter Storm Round Three was just released by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. After announcing Round One and Round Two in the last two weeks, 10 more were arrested for various charges.

The narcotics operation, which has gone on for several months, involved the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, Morehead City Police and Havelock Police. The operation targeted opium, heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs.

Those arrested in the latest round are:

Bobbi Joanne Brown, of Newport, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance; three counts – manufacturing a schedule I controlled substance; three counts – sell heroin; three counts – deliver heroin; one count – maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance.

Joseph Michael Farmer, of Newport, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance; two counts – manufacture a schedule I controlled substance; two counts – sell heroin; two counts – deliver heroin; two counts – maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance; one count – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance; one count – manufacture a schedule II controlled substance; one count – deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

Liesha Marquel Lewis, of Newport, was charged with nine counts – trafficking, opium or heroin; three counts – maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance.

Rodney Bruce Oden, Jr., of Beaufort, was charged with two counts – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine; two counts – sell cocaine; two counts – deliver cocaine; two counts – sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance; two counts – maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance; one count – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance; one count – manufacture a schedule II controlled substance; one count – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; one count – sell or deliver marijuana.

Paul Anthony Ramos, II, of Morehead City, was charged with two counts – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; two counts – manufacture marijuana; two counts – sell marijuana; two counts – deliver marijuana; one count – conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana.

India Estaler Ray, of Cedar Point, was charged with one count – trafficking in cocaine; one count – maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance; one count – simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance; one count – possession of drug paraphernalia.

Porsche Anna Steeves, of Havelock, was charged with three counts – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance; three counts – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance.

Marshall Gray Weeks, of Morehead City, was charged with one count – conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance; one count – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance; one count – manufacture a schedule II controlled substance; one count – sell a schedule II controlled substance; one count – deliver a schedule II controlled substance; one count – manufacture, sell, deliver, or possess a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.

Ronald Warren Wranovics, of Swansboro, was charged with two counts – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine; two counts – sell methamphetamine; two counts – deliver methamphetamine; two counts – maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance.

Shawn Christopher Zollars, of Newport, was charged with one count – possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; one count – manufacture marijuana; one count – sell marijuana; one count – deliver marijuana; one count – maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance.

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