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Joint investigation between E’town PD and Sheriff’s Office results in drug arrests

Sheriff James McVicker and Elizabethtown Chief of Police Tony Parrish announced the arrests of several individuals in a joint operation between the county and city.

The arrests come as a result of a six-month investigation conducted jointly by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethtown Police Department.  The operation targeted those responsible for distributing prescription pills, methamphetamine, and cocaine throughout several communities in the county.

Arrested were:

*Sandy Leach Wiggins of 2852 Twisted Hickory Road, Bladenboro, who is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance; delivery of a schedule II controlled substance; sell of schedule II controlled substance; delivery of a schedule III controlled substance; possession with intent to sell and deliver of a schedule III controlled substance; sell of a schedule III controlled substance. Her bond was set at $30,000.

*Bobby Dale Dowless of 5392 Gum Spring Road, White Oak, is charged with manufacture of a schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance; maintaining a dwelling to sell narcotics; sell of a schedule II controlled substance; delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. His bond was set at $15,000.

*Darrell Hester of 308 Monroe Street, Bladenboro,  is charged with possession with intent to sell and delivery of cocaine; sell cocaine; delivery cocaine; manufacture of cocaine. His bond was set at $10,000. 

*Tremell Howell, 46 P and W Drive, Bladenboro, is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine; sell of cocaine; delivery of cocaine; manufacture of cocaine. There is no bond related to other charges. 

*Joshua Michael Hurst, 46 Julis Drive, Bladenboro, was arrested as the result of an ongoing investigation that started in April when a search warrant was executed at his residence.

Hurst is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine; sell of methamphetamine; delivery of methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine; maintaining a dwelling to sell narcotics. His bond was set at $20,000. 

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