Windsor raid nets nine arrests
Published 12:00 am Monday, August 4, 2008
WINDSOR – Nine Windsor men were taken into custody on Thursday in what can best be described as an illegal drugs, alcohol and gambling raid by three law enforcement agencies.
According to Detective Sgt. Kenny Gilliam, head of the Bertie Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, his department was joined by Bertie Sheriff’s deputies, Windsor Police officers and North Carolina ALE (Alcohol Law Enforcement) agents as a search warrant was served July 31 at 114 Cardinal Lane, Windsor.
Gilliam said the residence/business at that address, owned by Lloyd Pugh, has been the subject of numerous complaints from citizens concerning illegal drug and alcohol sales.
“This was not the only time that we have investigated this residence,” Gilliam said. “A previous search warrant was served at this residence and at that time several arrests were made.”
Gilliam continued, “This residence/business has continued to be a public nuisance in this neighborhood. Loud and disruptive behavior at all hours of the night along with the illegal sale of alcohol and narcotics contributes highly to this activity.”
After weeks of investigation, Gilliam requested and received a search warrant on July 31 for the residence/business of Lloyd Pugh. The warrant was served at approximately 10 p.m. Once officers gained control of the residence/business, a complete search was conducted and several people who were found in possession of narcotics, illegal alcohol and involved in illegal gambling activities were arrested. Those arrested were:
Lloyd Pugh, 55, of 114 Cardinal Lane, Windsor; charged with trafficking opium, simple possession of marijuana and gambling; bond – $25,000 cash.
Elmond Bond Jr., 28, of 1004 Broad Street, Windsor; charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and gambling; bond – $100,000 cash.
Selran Watford, 20, of 437-A Morning Road, Windsor; charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and marijuana; bond – $100,000 cash.
Jvan Harrell, 23, of 101 Berry Lane, Windsor; charged with carrying a concealed weapon; bond – $500.
Ricky Bond, 30, of 248 Morning Road, Windsor; charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and gambling; bond – $100,000 cash.
Dewayne Bond, 27, of 815 Woodard Road, Windsor; charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/place to keep controlled substances and carrying a concealed weapon; bond – $200,000 cash.
Willey White Jr., 22, of Bud’s Lane, Windsor; charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine; bond n $138,000 cash.
Kelvin Bond, 35, of 114 Cypress Lane, Windsor; charged with possession of marijuana; bond – $500.
William Watford, 70, of 437-A Morning Road, Windsor; charged with gambling. His bond was listed as a “citation.”
Court dates for each were set for Aug. 6.
“We cannot thank the brave citizens of Bertie County enough for their involvement in this case,” Gilliam noted. “Without them we would not be able to do our jobs and make a difference in the neighborhoods such as this one. Please don’t hesitate if you see or know of illegal drug activity, no matter how small or large we are here to bring them to an end. Detective Cobb and myself have a commitment to the citizens of Bertie County to give them a county with neighborhoods that are safe and we will strive to up hold our end of the bargain just as the brave citizens have in reporting this type activity.”