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Durham police file dozens of charges against 16 in drug operation

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DURHAM, N.C. -

Durham police investigators performed a month-long undercover street drug operation that resulted in 66 charges being filed against 16 people, the department announced Wednesday. 

The operation focused on the Southside community and was conducted by the Major Crimes Unit as a result of complaints about drug sales in the area, police said.

Durham police investigators arrested Xavier Johnson, 36, on charges of two counts of sale of heroin, two counts of delivery of heroin, two counts of possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and two counts of maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture, sale or delivery of controlled substances.

Police said investigators also served a search warrant at 509 Eastway Avenue and charged Johnson with additional charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and five drug charges. Investigators confiscated 13 Oxycodone pills, one Vicodin pill, 2.4 grams of marijuana and a .25-caliber pistol.

Police also arrested:

  • Torrey Taborn, 25, on charges of sale of cocaine, delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a city park (Forest Hills) and maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture, sale or delivery of controlled substances
  • Benjamine Page, 34, on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a school (R.N. Harris)
  • David Johnson, 32, on charges of conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle for the manufacture, sale or delivery of controlled substances
  • Keith Watson, 23, on charges of sale of cocaine, delivery of cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a city park (Hillside Park)
  • Ramone Anderson, 26, on charges of sale of cocaine, delivery of cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a city park (Hillside Park)
  • Joseph Christmas, 34, on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of city park (W.D. Hill)
  • Kalid Gillard, 22, on charges of sale of cocaine, delivery of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for manufacture, sale and delivery of controlled substances and possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a school (Eastway Elementary School)

Investigators have warrants for the following individuals:

  • Jermaine Jenkins, 37, is wanted on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture, sale or delivery of controlled substances
  • Eric Ray, 30, is wanted on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a city park (Hillside Park)
  • Randy Whoie, 28, is wanted on two counts of sale of cocaine, two counts of delivery of cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a city park (Hillside Park)
  • Decarus Smith, 34, is wanted on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a school (Kestrel Heights)
  • Curtis Strickland, 46, is wanted on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver
  • Kenya Thompson, 41, is wanted on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a school (Hillside High School)
  • Charles Daniels, 22, is wanted on charges of sale of heroin, delivery of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a city park (Hillside Park)
  • Francis Okonji, 24, is wanted on charges of sale of cocaine, delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and maintaining a vehicle for the manufacture, sale or delivery of controlled substances

 

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