12 indicted in Wayne

Posted on Nov 23, 2009 | Comments Off on 12 indicted in Wayne

MONTICELLO – An investigation by Operation UNITE into illegal drug trafficking in Wayne County has resulted in the indictment of a dozen people.

Law enforcement officers from UNITE and the Monticello Police Department – which had additional cases from separate investigations – set out to serve the indictment warrants last Thursday, November 19.

As of Monday morning, nine of the 12 people sought by UNITE had been charged.

Most of the cases involved the illegal sale of OxyContin, Hydrocodone or Methamphetamine during a two-month period last spring, according to Dan Smoot, UNITE’s law enforcement director. One individual, who is currently serving time in prison on unrelated charges, was wanted for selling crack cocaine.

“We really appreciate the assistance from Chief Ralph Miniard and the Wayne County Detention Center,” Smoot said.

Those arrested were:

• Roy E. Bridgeman, age 73, Route 2, Monticello, one count second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Sandy K. Brown, age 21, Route 5, Monticello, one count second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Timothy V. “Big Dog” Gregory, age 43, Stokes Road, Monticello, three counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Jimmy F. Hardwick, age 50, Hickory Hill, Monticello, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• James L. Luney, age 33, Blevins Drive, Monticello, one count second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Logan D. McFarland, age 33, Ramsey Street, Monticello, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

• Eddie L. Poore, age 42, Route 5, Monticello, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Anthony J. Rigney, age 30, Morris Hill Road, Monticello, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Robert Allen Sweet, age 40, Third Street, Monticello, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Those arrested were lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

Police are continuing to search for the three remaining suspects.

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