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The following events were conducted on Saturday, April 20, 2019 by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. 

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement conducted a knock and talk at 1581 MLK Drive, Elizabethtown.  A consent search was conducted and a verbal warning was issued in reference to the illegal sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Elizabethtown Police Department, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement conducted aggressive enforcement in the area of 404 MLK Drive after multiple community complaints were received in reference to anticipated loud music and intoxicated persons due to a party which was being hosted at Thee Factory.  

(BladenOnline.com file photo)

Thee Factory is an ABC licensed establishment which is operated as a mixed beverage private club.  On Saturday, April 20, 2019 a private party was held at this establishment.  During this event, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabethtown Police Department, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement patrolled the area and multiple arrests were made.  

During this operation, ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana, a short-barreled rifle (stolen out of Robeson County), and multiple open containers were located.  Multiple individuals were cited and released and others were arrested for various criminal offenses.  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) has been notified and federal charges are anticipated in reference to the recovered short-barreled rifle.

 

The following arrests were made:

Brian Anthony Lesane

Brian Anthony Lesane, 33

Address: Fairmont, NC

Bond: $350,000.00

Charges: Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substances (Ecstasy), Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances (Cocaine), Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (Federal charges are anticipated)

 Brian Derrell Patterson, 38 (not pictured)

Address: Parkton, NC

Bond: $250,000.00

Charges: Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance (Marijuana)

Gregory White

Gregory White, 57 

Address: Elizabethtown, NC

Bond: $2,000.00

Charges: Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Driving While Impaired, Possession of Open Container, Driving While License Revoked, Fictitious Registration, Possession of Stolen Registration, No Insurance

 

Name: Jamie Terrell Cotton, 32, (not pictured)

Address: Bladenboro, NC

Bond: Cited and Released

Charges: Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Name: Bernard Robinson, 20, (not pictured)

Address: Elizabethtown, NC

Bond: Cited and Released

Charges: Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Name: Audrey Renita Nicholson, 42, (Not pictured)

Address: Whiteville, NC

Bond: Cited and Released

Charges: Possession of Open Container

 

Over the past several months, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple community complaints about illegal narcotics use and distribution at 41 Grocery & Grill, located at 9068 Hwy 41, Bladenboro, NC.  The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement conducted surveillance and searched multiple vehicles at this location.  During this operation, the following individual was charged with possession of controlled substances.  Future operations are anticipated.

 

Name: Jonathan Dudley Britt, 38, (Not pictured)

Address: Dublin, NC

Date of Birth: 01/05/1981

Bond: Cited and Released

Charges: Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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