A two-year undercover operation yielded 10 arrests, stated Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields in a news release.
The individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine.
“The arrests were made locally and nationally after a lengthy 2-year undercover operation by the Moore County, Montgomery County, and Stanly County Sheriff’s Offices along with Federal authorities,” said Fields.
Forty-five kilograms of fentanyl, 28.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, 17 kilograms of cocaine, and 35 firearms were taken off the streets.
Arrested were J-Kari Christyle Collins, 22, of Biscoe; Wesley Queznek Collins, 26, of Biscoe; Jared Marcus Moore, 29, of Biscoe; Michael James Butler, 39, of Troy, Merissa Collins Wall, 46, of Biscoe; Rashad Shipp, 39, of Biscoe; Anthony James Butler, 38, of Troy; Loretta McCoy Little, 68, of Troy; Damien Terrell Clyburn, 41, of Troy; and Alan Christopher Little, 40, of Biscoe.
“As we battle the sale of illicit drugs and the violence that so often accompany these crimes, the partnership between our local, state, and federal agencies has never been more important,” said Fields. “Working together towards the same goal has paid great dividends when it comes to impacting criminal networks that continue to seek death and destruction on our streets.”
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Photos via Moore County Sheriff’s Office.