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Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker released information this morning concerning the execution of several search warrants.

“The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Bladenboro and Dublin communities of Bladen County,” said McVicker.

During the investigation, it was determined by the Narcotics Unit that the below listed individuals were responsible for distributing Controlled Substances in and around Bladenboro.

This investigation originated from citizen complaints which prompted Narcotics Agents to the area of 419 Elizabethtown Road, Apartment 5B, Bladenboro, NC (Harmony Homes). Agents conducted multiple undercover purchases from the defendants in this investigation where Heroin was purchased.

At the conclusion of this investigation, on July 26, 2018, the Bladen County Sheriff’s
Office Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, K-9 Unit, and Patrol Division executed three (3) search warrants in the Bladenboro and Dublin communities of Bladen County (419 Elizabethtown Road, Apartment 5B, Bladenboro, NC and 120 Third Street, Dublin NC (2 Storage Units).

Pursuant to the search, approximately 237.5 grams of heroin was seized. The street value in this seizure would be approximately $24,000.00. In addition to the heroin, $3,400.00 US Currency, and an AK-47 pistol were also seized.

The following individuals are now wanted by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.
Defendant # 1
Monte Lee Williams, 34, of 419 Elizabethtown Road, Apartment 5B, Bladenboro, NC
Charges:
1 count of Trafficking 28 Grams or More of Heroin
1 count of Sell/Deliver Heroin

2 counts of Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Manufacture Heroin
1 count of Maintaining a Building for the Purpose of Keeping or Selling Heroin
1 count of Felony Possession of Heroin

Defendant # 2
Takenya Darnetta Lennon, 35, Address: 419 Elizabethtown Road, Apartment 5B,
Bladenboro, NC.
Race/Sex: Black/Female. No Photo Available

Charges:
1 count of Trafficking 28 Grams or More of Heroin
1 count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Maintaining a Building for the Purpose of Keeping or Selling Heroin
1 count of Felony Possession of Heroin

Defendant # 3
Deanna Kaye Bryan, 44, 277 Zion Hill Church Road, Bladenboro, NC
Race/Sex: White/Female. No Photo Available

Charges:
1 count of Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Felony Possession of Heroin

Defendant # 4
Marcellus McLaughlin, 29, 210 E. 4 th Street Apt. 4, Dublin, NC
Race/Sex: Black/Male. No Photo Available

Charges:
1 count of Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin
1 count of Felony Possession of Heroin

Sheriff McVicker asks the help of the public to locate these individuals. Anyone knowing
their whereabouts can call the Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960.

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