The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office this week announced the arrests of 30 people, the majority of them from North Carolina, in a multi-agency operation targeting areas of concern in the county.
The operation consisted of surveillance, traffic stops (interdiction), and other tactics, officials said.
It was a joint operation involving personnel from the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office, S.C. Law Enforcement Division, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, S.C. Highway Patrol, McColl and Bennettsville police departments.
The interdiction took place on Friday, April 14, throughout the county, with known drug areas in particular being saturated with an increased police presence.
At its conclusion, 30 people had been arrested for various offenses including traffic, narcotics and weapons violations as well as violent offenses. Fugitives wanted in other jurisdictions were also arrested.
In addition, large quantities of marijuana, prescription pills, cocaine and drug paraphernalia were seized along with one stolen gun.
Those who were arrested are:
Dequan Henderson, 29, Laurinburg, NC
Kish Russell, 27, Laurinburg, NC
Brock Rush, 27, Laurinburg, NC
Aliyah Hunt, 21, Laurinburg, NC
Bobby Williams, 48, Bennettsville
Ronald McLeod, 55, Bennettsville
James Osborne, 19, Pleasant Garden, NC
Logon Osborne, 21, Greensboro, NC
Butch Hoffman, 23, Gibsonville, NC
Malik Gomez, 22, Greensboro, NC
Donial Ford, 40, Spring Lake, NC
Quenterion Purvis, 23, Bennettsville
Buford Caulder, 46, McColl
Chase Schroeder, 19, Winston Salem, NC
Dusty Covington, 19, Rockingham, NC
Mekayla Sayre, 19, Winston Salem, NC
Roger Murray, 50, Charlotte, NC
James Chavis, 25, Laurinburg, NC
Dartagnan Surratt, 17, Winston Salem, NC
Paul Teague II, 18, Hickory, NC
Shantique Wilkerson, 26, Laurinburg, NC
Phillip Johnson, 18, Greensboro, NC
Leroy Koonce, 25, Fayetteville, NC
Leanna Smith, 24, Fayetteville, NC
Jason Jackson, 35, Bennettsville
Wallter Tedder, 47, Spring Lake, NC
Trey Martin, 18, Hickory, NC
Titorell Townsend II, 23, Bennettsville
Terry Douglas Sr., 27, Bennettsville
Timothy Anderson, 44, Clio.
“I would like to thank my investigations and patrol unit for assembling and making this operation successful,” said Sheriff Charles Lemon. “I also want to extend a thanks to the outside agencies that assisted us in this effort. We have received a lot of complaints and information from the public about these areas of the county, and these are some of the areas we worked hard in. Please feel free to continue to call with tips and information and it will be kept confidential.”