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Archive for November, 2011

Eight busted in Bladen Co. on drug charges after nearly year-long investigation

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Since December of 2010, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Unit along with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, have been conducting an undercover operation at the residence of Carrie Maxine Smith (Maxine Smith) located at 233 Sand Pit Rd, Elizabethtown, NC. The operation was code named Quick Sand.

Since 2001 the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office have responded to over (50) 911 calls to this residence. The residence has a long history of illegal alcohol and drug sales along with several disturbances with and without weapons.

Agents during the investigation bought alcohol, crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana from the residence. The investigation ended with over 75 Felony charges and 25 misdemeanor charges. A Search Warrant was conducted on 11/08/2011 involving SWAT members from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT members from the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators from the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, White Lake Police Department, and Agents from NC ALE.

A small amount of marijuana and a handgun were seized from this location during the search. Carrie Maxine Smith, Antwan Willis, Ira Wayne Mckiver, and Shamaya Mckoy were arrested during the execution of the search warrant. There are outstanding warrants for Milton Willis Jr, Michael Monroe Matthews, Stephan Alexander Watson, and Marvin Lamar Mckiver.

1. Carrie Maxine Smith ; DOB: 05/06/1957
Address – 233 Sandpit Rd, Elizabethtown, NC
Charges – 1 count of Continue Criminal Enterprise, 5 counts of Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/ Place for Control Substance, 5 counts of Sell Without ABC Permit, 5 counts of Gambling
Bond – $2,022,000 secured bond for the felony charges and $4,500 unsecured bond for the misdemeanor charges and she remains in the Bladen County Jail.

2. Antwan Willis; DOB: 12/08/1988
Address – 233 Sandpit Rd, Elizabethtown, NC
Charges – 2 counts of Poss/Sell Alcohol Without Permit, 1 count Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Control Substance
Bond – $3,000 secured bond for the felony charge and $500.00 unsecured for the misdemeanor charges and has been released after posting bond.

3. Shamaya Sebrail Mckoy; DOB: 05/03/1991
Address – 18652 NC Hwy 87 W, Tar Heel, NC
Charges – Simple Possession Marijuana
Bond – $500.00 unsecured bond

4. Ira Wayne Mckiver; DOB: 08/18/1957
Address – 169 Sand Pit Rd, Elizabethtown, NC
Charges – Simple Possession Marijuana
Bond – $500.00 unsecured bond

5. Milton Willis Jr; DOB: 11/17/1987
Address – 233 Sand Pit Rd, Elizabethtown, NC
Charges – 9 counts of PWISD Marijuana, 9 counts of Deliver Marijuana, 9 Counts of Sell Marijuana, 3 counts of Conspire to Sell Cocaine, 3 counts Deliver Cocaine, 2 counts of Maintaining Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Control Substance, 7 counts of Manufacture Marijuana, 2 counts of Conspire to Sell Marijuana, and 8 counts of Drug Paraphernalia
Warrants obtained, but has not been located for arrest.

6. Michael Monroe Matthews; DOB 03/02/1987
Address – 129 Merritt Rd, Elizabethtown, NC
Charges – 1 count of Sell Alcohol Without Permit, 2 counts of Deliver Cocaine, 2 counts of Sell Cocaine, 1 count of Conspire to Sell Cocaine, 1 count of Conspire to Deliver Cocaine, 2 counts of PWISD Cocaine, 1 count of Manufacture Cocaine
Warrants obtained, but has not been located for arrest

7. Stephan Alexander Watson; DOB: 07/15/1988
Address – 2802 US Hwy 701 N, Elizabethtown, NC
Charges – 1 count of Sell Alcohol Without Permit, 1 count of Conspire to Sell Cocaine, 1 count of Conspire to Deliver Cocaine, 1 count of Manufacture Cocaine, 1 count of PWISD Cocaine, 1 count of Sell Cocaine, 1 count of Deliver Cocaine
Warrants obtained, but has not been located for arrest.

8. Marvin Lamar Mckiver; DOB:05/11/1983
Address – 204 Apt 21 Wright Street, Elizabethtown, NC
Charges – 1 count of Sell Alcohol Without Permit, 1 count of Deliver Cocaine, 1 count of Deliver Cocaine, 1 count of PWISD Cocaine, 1 count of Manufacture Cocaine, 1 count of Conspire to Sell Cocaine, 1 count of Conspire to Deliver Cocaine
Warrants obtained, but has not been located for arrest.

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Author Nicholas Sparks to hold book signing at Cherry Point

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks will be at the Cherry Point Station Theater in support of the Toys for Tots Program and to sign copies of his latest book “The Best of Me,” Nov. 12.

Doors open for book sales at 8 a.m. for active duty military and their families, and 9 a.m. for the public. Signings will start at 10 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring at least one new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

The book signing is in support of the Toys for Tots Program, a Marine Corps initiative to provide donated toys to needy families during the holidays. Cherry Point’s Single Marine Program will also kick off its “Rock for Tots Bash” across the street from the book signing.

Activities will include a breakfast buffet, beach volleyball, karaoke, spicy wing eating contest, Sumo wrestling and a live band at 9 p.m.

If you would like additional information, please visit the Marine Corps Community Services website at www.mccscherrypoint.com.

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Area health notes – Local pharmacy wins accreditation

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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Jenelle Evans and return for second season Dec. 6 on MTV

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Jenelle Evans and “Teen Mom 2″ return for second season Dec. 6 on MTV

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Perdue releases new NC college credit program

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

DURHAM, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue and state education officials say consolidating and refining several college credit programs for North Carolina’s high school students will make young people more prepared than ever to get a job and get trained and cost them less money.

Perdue unveiled Thursday her “College and Career Promise” initiative at Hillside High School in Durham. The program combines several statewide efforts to allow high school students to take community college courses for free, but adds some academic standards. Students will have to choose one of three tracks, keep a high grade point average and show they’re learning basic skills in high school.

Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson says the effort will bring meaningful educational opportunity to all students.

Perdue scheduled events later Thursday in Greensboro and Charlotte.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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