Law enforcement arrested a father and son on multiple drug charges Tuesday evening, and they were placed under a $5,000,000 and $9,000,000 secured bonds.

The father and son were arrested after a year-long undercover operation called “Operation Leader”, according to a press release from Southern Pines Police Department.

Lee Marvin Harris, Sr., 58, and Lee Marvin Harris, Jr., 32, both from the 800 block of Sycamore Street in Aberdeen were arrested by Southern Pines Police Department on multiple drug charges.

Harris, Sr. was charged with trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a place for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession with the intent to sell/ deliver cocaine. 

Harris, Sr. was taken to the Moore County Detention Center and placed under a $5,000,000 secured bond.

Harris, Jr. was charged with a total of 11 counts of trafficking cocaine, possession of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school, driving while license revoked not impaired rev. based, possession of heroin, trafficking in opium or heroin, possession of firearm by a felon, maintaining a place for controlled substance, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.  Harris, Jr. has Moore County drug convictions dating back to 2007.

Harris, Jr. was taken to the Moore County Detention Center and placed under a $9,000,000 secured bond.

Investigators from the Southern Pines Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed information that Harris, Jr, and the other accused individuals listed below, were distributing cocaine and heroin in Southern Pines. This criminal activity was associated with a continuing gang-related criminal enterprise and conspiracy.

Harris, Jr has been identified as a prominent member of an organized street gang, who identify themselves as the “Dope Boys Clique” or “DBC.” As a result of this investigation, search warrants were executed in the 800 block of Sycamore Street, Aberdeen, 1000 block of W. Indiana Avenue, Southern Pines, 5000 block of Timber Ridge Drive, Sanford, an address on 15-501 in Aberdeen, an address in Charlotte, and an additional search occurred in Davie County, NC.

Multiple agencies are credited with bringing this yearlong investigation to a successful conclusion which includes Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Bureau of Investigation, Aberdeen Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Winston Salem Police Department, Davie County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina National Guard.

The “Operational Leader” investigation seized over twenty (20) kilograms of Cocaine, two (2) pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine, five (5) ounces of heroin, six (6) Firearms (one listed as stolen), in excess of $85,000 in cash and one (1) 2009 Toyota Venza.

Chief Bob Temme offered the following statement upon the successful conclusion of this year-long effort led by the Southern Pines Police Department:

“Operation Leader was the mission name of a successful air attack conducted by the United States against German shipping vessels during World War II. Operation Leader damaged the German war effort by considerably disrupting the German convoy system. Today, we have disrupted an extensive drug trafficking syndicate and convoy system in Southern Pines. Our extraordinary community is a better, safer place for all as a result of these arrests.”

Law enforcement also arrested several other suspects from the undercover investigation and placed under high bonds, according to the news release from Southern Pines Police Department.

Southern Pines Police arrested Christan Jovonn Terry,32, from the 100 block of Coats Street in Southern Pines, and charged him with trafficking in cocaine, possession with the intent to sell/deliver cocaine, maintaining a place for controlled substance, and possession of controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a school. 

Terry was taken to the Moore County Detention Center and place under a $5,000,000 secured bond.

Christan Jovonn Terry

Lamar Orlando Sealy, 33, of the 1100 block of W. Vermont Ave. in Southern Pines, was arrested by the Southern Pines Police.  Sealy was taken to the Moore County Detention Center and placed under $6,000,000 secured bond. 

Sealy was charged with possession of a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to sell, deliver cocaine, maintaining a place for controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Lamar Orlando Sealy

Shuanda Bridges Fox, 49, of Sanford, North Carolina has been arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine by Possession, Trafficking Cocaine by Manufacturing, Trafficking Cocaine by Transportation, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for the Storage and Sale of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Shuanda Bridges Fox was taken before a Lee County Magistrate and has been incarcerated in the Lee County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. Shuanda Bridges Fox has a court appearance on March 19, 2018 in Lee County District Court.

Lisa Ann Duncan Hanami, 31, of Charlotte, North Carolina has been arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine and Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for the Storage and Sale of a Controlled Substance. Lisa Ann Duncan Hanami was taken before a Moore County Magistrate and has been incarcerated in the Moore County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. Lisa Ann Duncan Hanami has a court appearance on March 13, 2018 in Moore County District Court.

Cervantes Gomez Gonzalo, 27, of Misatlanta Mexico has been arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Heroin, Trafficking Methamphetamines, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for the Storage and Sale of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Cervantes Gomez Gonzalo was taken before a Davie County Magistrate and has been incarcerated in the Davie County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 secured bond.

Calvin Deangelo Fox 32, of 600 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford, is at large and entered as a wanted felon by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for the crimes of Trafficking Cocaine by Possession, Trafficking Cocaine by Manufacturing, Trafficking by Transportation, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling Place for the Storage and Sale of a Controlled Substances, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

To provide information regarding the location of Calvin Deangelo Fox, please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, (919) 775-5531 or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (919) 718-4577 or the Southern Pines Police Department, (910) 692-7031 or the Southern Pines Police Department’s tip line at (910) 693-4110.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Feature photo: L, R, Lee Marvin Harris, Sr. & Lee Marvin Harris, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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