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12 arrested in Brunswick County drug bust, seven still wanted

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Ronnie Lee Bell (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office) Ronnie Lee Bell (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)
Reginald Mark Walker Sr. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office) Reginald Mark Walker Sr. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)
Randolph Brown (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office) Randolph Brown (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)
Joe Lee Simmons (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office) Joe Lee Simmons (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)
Wendell Daniels Jr. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office) Wendell Daniels Jr. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - On Thursday morning, 12 people were arrested in Brunswick County as a result of a four-month undercover drug investigation, according to Del Routh of  Sherriff's office.

The arrests were made in the Longwood community after agents served search warrants at six Longwood residences, seizing eight firearms, marijuana, illegal prescription medication, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation, code-named, "Lumberjack," targeted a combination of street, mid-level and upper level drug dealers.

Many agencies teamed up for the operation, including the Brunswick County North and South End Investigative Task Forces, Brunswick County Vice Narcotics, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and several others.

[SLIDESHOW: Brunswick Co. drug bust arrests]

The following people were arrested:

Ronnie Lee Bell, 52, of 2177 Freedom Star Road Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  (3) counts of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver cocaine.
  • Bond: $20,500

Randolph "Randy" Brown, 44, of 7342 Marlon Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges: Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.
  • 1 count maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled substances.
  • Possession of cocaine.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Bond: $10,000

Wendell Daniels, Jr. 58, of 7299 Carlon Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  1 count of maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled  substances
  • 1 count possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Bond: $6,500

Hester Griffin, 51, of 7424 Cooper St. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.
  • Bond: $10,000

Penny Williams, 27, of 7273 Johnnie Mae Rd. Ash, N.C.

  • Charges: 2 counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.
  • 1 count of felony possession of cocaine.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • 1 count of maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled substances.
  • Bond: $10,000

Morris Levon Hill, 48, of 7308 Carlon Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges: 1 count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.
  • 2 counts of maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled substances.
  • 1 count possession of cocaine.
  • 1 count possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Bond: $10,000

Reginald Mark Walker, Sr.. 51, of 7294 Longwood Rd.  Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  3 counts of trafficking opium.

Joe Lee Simmons, 59, of 7296 Carlon Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  Possession of cocaine.
  • Possession of marijuana.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Bond: $5,000

Willie Tasby Thomas, 50, of 7302 George Daniels Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  Felony Possession of cocaine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Bond: $10,558

Trish Whitley, 33, of 3634 Shell Point Rd. Shallotte, N.C.

  • Charges: 2 counts possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Bond: $500.00

Lisa Hussey Ray, 47, of 1314 Gore Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  Felony Possession of cocaine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Bond: $11,000

Joshua Jermeik Thomas, 30, of 7309 Marlon Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  3 counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.
  • Count conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
  • Count possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Count of maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled substances.
  • Bond:$101,500

The following people are not in custody but are wanted by agents for drug violations:

Bradley Griffin, Jr., 26, of 2366 Butler Circle Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  2 Counts of conspiracy to sell and deliver cocaine.

Bradley Griffin, Sr., 44, of 8088 Etheridge Rd. Ash, N.C.

  • Charges:  1 count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.

William Shane Scales, 43, of 6105 N. Ocean Blvd. Apt. A5 North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Charges:  1 count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.
  • 2 counts of conspiracy.

Antonia Montez Smith, 33, of 7332 Carlon Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  1 count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.

Ricardo Stevenson, 44, of 7349 Bellamy Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  1 count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.

Zane Williams, 23, of 2055 Cephus Trl. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges:  1 count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.

Rique Hill, 21, of 7308 Carlon Rd. Longwood, N.C.

  • Charges: Possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana.
  • Manufacture marijuana.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia.

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