Operation Firecracker results in 14 arrests for Methamphetamine and other drugs in Stokes County

Posted: July 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

After several months of investigative work and search warrants prepared and  executed, involving 12 drug dealers and drug users in Stokes County, who were  arrested and charged with 65 charges.

The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office extended special appreciation to the  Narcotics Unit of the King Police Department, who provided assistance to the  Stokes County Sheriff’s Office in the investigative undercover work of this  operation, and also to the State and Local Law Enforcement Officers from Carroll  County Virginia.

On June 25, the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office kicked off “Operation  Firecracker,” which involved a search warrant conducted by Virginia State Police  Task force and Carroll County Sheriff Office in Carroll County, Virginia.

Officers from the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating  suspects in Stokes County buying pre-cursor chemicals to make  methamphetamine.

The investigation led to Carroll County, Virginia, where Virginia authorities  executed a search warrant at on Childrens Lane in Cana, Virginia, where they  located an active meth lab, cooking with more than 227 grams of methamphetamine.  Virginia authorities arrested two suspects, Melissa Ibarra and Jessie  Chance.

On June 26 and June 27, officers with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office met  for a briefing at the sheriff’s office and were divided up into arrest teams and  dispersed, to apprehend specific individuals named for warrant service in this  operation.

Sheriff Marshall stated, in a press release prepared by the Stokes County  Sheriff’s Office: ” I cannot express how thankful we are for the assistance of  all the different law enforcement agencies who helped us in Operation  Firecracker. I wish to express a Special Thanks to the Narcotics Undercover  Officers from King PD and the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office. These Officers  work long and unusual hours helping develop the necessary information which  eventually leads to making arrests in cases like this one. This continues to  prove that there will be success each time law enforcement agencies work  together.”

<p>Bennie Hopper</p>

Bennie Hopper

<p>Ricky Garland</p>

Ricky Garland

<p>Renee Long</p>

Renee Long

<p>Patrick Slate</p>

Patrick Slate

<p>Mitchell Manson</p>

Mitchell Manson

<p>Melissa Ibarra</p>

Melissa Ibarra

<p>Joanna Duncan</p>

Joanna Duncan

<p>James Windham</p>

James Windham

<p>Jesse Allen Chance</p>

Jesse Allen Chance

<p>Donald Johnson</p>

Donald Johnson

<p>David Stephenson</p>

David Stephenson

<p>Cortez Walls</p>

Cortez Walls

<p>Steven Manson</p>

Steven Manson

Sheriff Marshall further stated: “I wish to also thank all the Officers of  the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, who many times, work long hard hours to  bring drug dealers and other criminals to justice. As I have stated many times,  as long as there are drug dealers and illegal drug users, we will continue these  types of operations as long as it takes.”

  • Bennie Lee Hopper, 42, of Madison Road, Madison, charged with four counts  possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine, four counts selling and  delivering a schedule II substance (cocaine), three counts maintaining a drug  vehicle, two counts possession of a schedule II substance (cocaine), four counts  conspiracy to sell and delivery a schedule II substance (cocaine), possession  with intent to sell and delivery a schedule III substance (xanax), sell and  delivery of a schedule III substance (xanax), and two counts possession of drug  paraphernalia. His secured bond was set at $85,000.
  • Ricky Lee Garland, 42, of Madison Road, Madison, charged with two counts  possession with intent to sell and delivery a schedule II substance (cocaine),  and two counts conspiracy to sell and deliver cocaine. His unsecured bond was  set at $25,000.
  • Renee Hopper Long, 37, of Madison Road, Madison, charged with trafficking  schedule II by possession (oxycodone), maintaining a drug dwelling, conspiracy  to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug  paraphernalia. Her secured bond was set at $7,500.
  • David Allen Stephenson, 21, of Merrydale Court, King, charged with  possession of a marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a  drug dwelling. His unsecured bond was set at $2,500.
  • Donald Gray Johnson, 52, of Lemons Road, Walnut Cove, charged with two  counts trafficking by selling a schedule III substance (Hydrocodone), two counts  trafficking by delivery of a schedule III substance (Hydrocodone), maintaining a  drug dwelling, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His secured bond was set at  $30,000.
  • James Martin Windham, 19, of Gene Martin Road, Walnut Cove, charged with  possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a  drug dwelling. His unsecured bond was set at $2,500.
  • Patrick Chase Slate, 26, of Hwy 311 N, Walnut Cove, charged with possession  of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His unsecured bond was set at  $2,500.
  • Mitchell Edward Manson, 27, of Moorefield Road, Danbury, charged with  manufacture of a schedule VI substance (marijuana), possession with intent to  manufacture, sell, and delivery a schedule VI substance (marijuana), maintaining  a drug dwelling, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His secured bond was set  at $15,000.
  • Steven Matthew Manson, 24, of Moorefield Road, Danbury, charged with  possession of a schedule IV substance (marijuana), possession of drug  paraphernalia, and maintaining a drug dwelling. His secured bond was set at  $1,000.
  • Joanna Payne Duncan, 44, of Rengo Drive, King, charged with obtaining  controlled substance by fraud and forgery, trafficking by possession of a  schedule III substance (Hydrocodone), trafficking by transportation of a  schedule III substance (Hydrocodone), and trafficking by delivery of a schedule  III substance (Hydrocodone). Her unsecured bond was set at $25,000.
  • Cortez Devon Walls, 24, of Rookwood Lane, Winston-Salem, charged with  possession with intent to sell and delivery a counterfeit controlled substance,  sell and delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance, creating a counterfeit  controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and delivery  near a child care center, maintaining a drug vehicle, and possession of drug  paraphernalia. His secured bond was set at $25,000.
  • Courtney Brooke Parrish, 21, of Merrydale Court, King, charged with  possession of a Schedule VI substance (marijuana), possession of drug  paraphernalia, and maintaining a drug dwelling. Her unsecured bond was set at  $1,500.

Arrested in Cana, Virginia

  • Melissa Gwynn Ibarra, 36, of Childrens Lane; Cana, Virginia; charged with  possession of schedule I or II drugs (methamphetamine), manufacture of schedule  I or II drugs (methamphetamine), conspiracy, possession of precursors, and  possession of more than 227 grams of methamphetamine. She had no bond set.
  • Jessie Allen Chance, 35, of Childrens Lane; Cana, Virginia; charged with  possession of schedule I or II drugs (methamphetamine), manufacture of schedule  I or II drugs (methamphetamine), conspiracy, possession of precursors, and  possession of more than 227 grams of methamphetamine. He had no bond set.

http://www.thestokesnews.com/view/full_story/23026344/article-Operation-Firecracker-results-in-14-arrests

Comments
  1. Kathryn Burgess says:

    This site is inaccurate. James Windham a fave meth head of the day was not actually charged with meth. The paper merely grouped him and others with a meth lab bust. Please read the whole article. This is the third picture on Google upon googling his name. This can ruin someone’s reputation and life. He got a small marijuana misdemeanor not a meth felony.

  2. Doc says:

    Read the title – ..arrests for Methamphetamine AND OTHER DRUGS!!!!! His charges are also clearly stated!

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