Authorities Seize 20 Pounds of Meth in Giant NC Drug Bust

Raleigh Bail Bonds
How Raleigh Bail Bonds Can Help If You’re Arrested For A DWI
April 6, 2017
Bail Bondsman in NC
4 Things to Know Before Seeking a Bail Bondsman in NC
June 12, 2017
Show all

Authorities Seize 20 Pounds of Meth in Giant NC Drug Bust

drug bust

drug bust

The streets of North Carolina just became that little bit safer.

After a ten month investigation, involving numerous federal, regional, and even state law enforcement agencies, the case has been cracked. A drug ring that was circulating methamphetamine, heroine, cocaine and marijuana, along with approximately half a million dollars in cash.

The drug bust may not be the largest in the state’s history, but it certainly came with a hefty bond on those that were arrested.
 

From Simple Beginnings Came The Drug Bust of the Year

What started out as a simple investigation into a man’s drug possession quickly escalated. By the end, the investigation, the reaches of the group’s drug trade had reached the whole east coast.

Ten individuals were implicated in the drug bust, with seven arrests already having been made. Three fugitives are still to be apprehended, but their details are known and have been released to the media.

The bust helps in the state’s fight against the rising number of fatal drug overdoses. 
 

Apprehended and Released on a Bail

All seven of the felons arrested as a result of the bust have since been held on bail. The total value of which across the group is ten million dollars.

The seven people arrested are:

Jamie Leonard Tate (36) from Nebo. Tate is being held in the McDowell County jail under a $5,000,000 bond

Leigh Patience Davies (37) from Nebo. Davies is being held in the McDowell County jail under a $1,000,000 bond

Gregory Adonis Rutherford (25) from Morganton. Rutherford is being held in the McDowell County jail under a $1,000,000 bond

Randy “Big Country” Scott (49) from Marion. Scott is being held in the McDowell County jail under a $1,000,000 bond

Aretha Gilley Fullwood (45) from Morganton. Fullwood is being held in the McDowell County jail under a $500,000 bond

Aretha Faye Giles (55) from Newton. Giles is being held in the McDowell County jail under a $500,000 bond

Karita Shanece “China” Bullock (28) from Conover. Bullock is being held in the McDowell County jail under a $1,000,000 bond
 
The three suspects that have yet to be detained are:

Dwayne Bullock (35) from Newton

Marqueseo Marshay ‘Pepe’ Pearson (37) from Morganton

William Jackie Pearson (66) from Morganton

All three are wanted in association on the same three counts:

  • Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine,
  • Conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance
  • Aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise.

 

A Ten Month Journey to Safer Streets in North Carolina

The drug bust came into being after police became suspicious of Jamie Leonard Tate. This, in turn, led them to his primary associate Dwayne Bullock. The pair was watched at the property on 100 Stacy Farm Road.

This was back in July 2016. Since then a combined agency task force has been gathering evidence that finally allowed the bust to be made on April 18th.

With a bust of this size, it’s safe to say that the streets of North Carolina have been made that little bit safer.
 

Play Your Part in Bringing Fugitives to Justice

While you should always leave the bounty hunting to the experts, you can play your part in bringing these fugitives to justice. If you see or hear anything related to the case, then report it directly to the authorities, or text it to Crimestoppers.

NEED MORE BAIL INFO?
CONTACT A LOCAL BAIL AGENT NOW



Comments are closed.