Additional arrests made in drug sweep

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 3, 2003

WINTON – Five additional arrests were made late last week, part of a drug sweep that began Oct. 27 in Hertford County.

The most recent arrests bring the total to 19 of those apprehended in this drug round-up. Fourteen were arrested in an early morning raid on Oct. 27 in the Ahoskie and Murfreesboro areas. Warrants remain for the arrest of six others.

According to information supplied by Frank Timberlake, Commander of the Roanoke-Chowan Narcotics Task Force, those arrested late last week were charged with one or multiple counts of possession with intent to sale and deliver crack cocaine and sale and delivery of crack cocaine. They were as follows (counts are listed in parenthesis):

Cassius Marice Bunch, 23, of 1422 US 13 North, Ahoskie, (five counts on each charge). His bond was set at $100,000.

Jason Jermaine Harrell, 23, of 1949 NC 561 East, Cofield, (three counts each). Bond: $60,000.

Anthony Dyron Bunch, 30, of 248 Liverman Mill Road, Ahoskie, (one count each). Bond: $50,000.

Ronald Dwayne Rogers, 24, of 117 A.J. Wilson Road, Ahoskie, (one count each). Bond: $20,000.

Terrance Harrell, 25, of 605 West Hayes Street, Ahoskie, (one count each). Bond: $20,000.

&uot;As we promised when we began this drug sweep, there would be additional arrests,&uot; stated Timberlake. &uot;And there will be more to come as we, and when I say we I mean the entire law enforcement community here in Hertford County, continue to make an impact on the flow of this poison in the Roanoke-Chowan area.

Timberlake continued, &uot;We will make each and every effort and use each and every resource available to take this poison off our streets and put behind bars those responsible for its sale and distribution.&uot;

Joining the Task Force during this major drug sweep operation, one that used six months worth of undercover work, are the Ahoskie, Aulander, Murfreesboro and Winton police departments along with the Hertford County Department of Community Corrections.

&uot;This was a campaign aimed primarily at street level dealers,&uot; said Timberlake. &uot;(Task Force) agent Kenny Gilliam performed the majority of the undercover work. His efforts led to a full force of officers from several local law enforcement agencies coming together as one to work for the betterment of all in Hertford County.&uot;

The 14 arrested on Oct. 27 faced a combined 66 drug charges as well as bond that totals over $1 million.