Operation Carnivore A Success

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Columbus County, NC – On September 24, 2019, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, along with the United States Marshals Service, joined forces with multiple agencies to conduct Operation Carnivore.  This operation focused on communities in Columbus County that are saturated with drug activity and violent crimes, including the Green Acres Community, Dessie Road Community, and Ten Mile Road Community.  As a result of Operation Carnivore, seventeen (17) individuals were arrested.

During Operation Carnivore, three (3) search warrants were executed.  As a result of the search warrants, four (4) firearms were seized, three (3) of which were stolen.  One of the firearms was stolen from Ash, NC; one was stolen from Country Boy Outfitters in Whiteville, NC; and the other was stolen from Clyde Norris Road in Tabor City.  Investigators also seized US currency, ammunition, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, Oxycodone, and additional prescription pills.  Columbus County Animal Control was contacted to assist with animals located at the residences during the operation.  Seventeen (17) animals were seized for various reasons.       

This investigation is ongoing.  Additional arrests are expected. 

Sheriff Greene would like to thank the agencies that participated in this operation: US Marshals Service; Bladen County Sheriff’s Office; Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Columbus County Animal Control; Fayetteville Police Department; NC Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau; NC State Bureau of Investigation; NC State Highway Patrol; Pender County Sheriff’s Office; Robeson County Sheriff’s Office; US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. 

Sheriff Greene is on a mission to reduce criminal activity in Columbus County.  He will continue to focus on cleaning up Columbus County, targeting known hot spots for drug and other violent criminal activities.  Sheriff Greene refuses to be stagnant while criminal enterprises grow.  If you have a concern about criminal activity in your community, contact Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 642-6551.   

The following individuals were arrested during Operation Carnivore:

Anthony Brown Jr, 42
T – DWI
F- Probation Violation x 3
F – PWISD Heroin
F – Trafficking in Amphetamine
Secured Bond $150,000.00

Patrick Wesley Brown Jr, 28
F – PWIMSD Heroin x 4
F – PWIMSD Cocaine
F – Sell/Deliver Heroin x  4
F – Sell/Deliver Cocaine
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS x 4
Secured Bond $2,025,000.00

Marquez Cherry, 23, is already in custody being held in another facility for CCSO
F – PWISD Cocaine
F – Conspire Sell/Deliver Cocaine
Bond on these additional charges have not been set as of now

Lafayette Treshaun Davis, 21
F – Trafficking in Cocaine x 6
Secured Bond $500,000.00

Pamela Michelle Freeman,  46
F – Sell/Deliver SCH II CS x 2
F – Sell/Deliver SCH I CS x 2
F – PWIMSD SCH III CS x 2
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS x 2
Secured Bond $40,000.00

Wendella Ilean Freeman, 31
FTA on M – Simple Assault from Durham County
Unsecured Bond $50,000.00

Antonio Dewayne Goodman Jr,  27
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS
F – Trafficking Opium or Heroin x 3
Secured Bond $1,002,500.00

Michael Terrill Hemingway, 22
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS
F – Consp Sell/Deliver SCH III CS
F – Sell/Deliver SCH III CS
F – PWIMSD SCH III CS
Secured Bond $28,000.00

Travis Donnell Jackson, 25, was already in custody at CCSO for FTAs.  He was served on 09-24-19 in relation to this operation. 
F – Sell/Deliver SCH I CS x 2
F – PWIMSD SCH I CS
F – Consp Sell/Deliver Sch I CS
Non-support of Child
Secured Bond $52,370.00

Christopher Leveren Lewis, 25
F- PWIMSD SCH III CS x 2
M – Possess Drug Paraphernalia
M – Carrying Concealed Gun
F – PWIMSD SCH II CS x 3
F – Trafficking Opium or Heroin x 2
F – Possession of a Stolen Firearm
Secured Bond $1,022,500.00

Kelly Jamar McClure, 36
F – PWIMSD SCH II CS
F – Sell/Deliver SCH II CS
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS x 3
F – PWIMSD SCH III CS x 2
F – Sell/Deliver SCH III CS
F – Consp Sell/Deliver SCH III CS
Secured Bond $50,000.00

Nicki Prince, 58
F – Sell/Deliver Cocaine
F – PWISD Cocaine
Secured Bond $10,000.00

Khalil Rashawn Soles, 24
F – Trafficking Opium or Heroin x 3
F – Sell/Deliver Cocaine x 2
F – PWISD Cocaine x 2
F – Conspire Sell/Deliver Cocaine
Secured Bond $1,030,000.00

Jeremy Dewayne Stephens, 30
F – PWISD Cocaine
F – Sell/Deliver Cocaine
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS x 2
F – Trafficking Opium or Heroin x 3
Secured Bond $1,012,500.00

Joshua Vereen, 27
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS
F – Trafficking Opium or Heroin x 3
F – Sell/Deliver Cocaine x 2
F – PWISD Cocaine x 2
F – Sell/Deliver Heroin
F – PWIMSD Heroin
F – Sell/Deliver Marijuana
F – PWISD Marijuana
F – Possession of Firearm by Felon
Secured Bond – $1,060,000.00

Quentin Montray Vereen, 21
F – Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS x 2
F – Trafficking Opium or Heroin x 4
F – Sell/Deliver SCH I CS x 2
F – PWIMSD Heroin x 2
Secured Bond $3,000,000.00

Deron White, 39
Fugitive Warrant from Horry County, SC for Resisting Arrest
FTA on DWLR not impaired Rev
Secured Bond $76,000.00

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