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Kannapolis police arrest 20 drug suspects; seek 12 more

KANNAPOLIS — During the past several months, the Kannapolis Police Department has been conducting an extensive undercover operation in an effort to address the sudden increase in opiate related overdose cases and other drug complaints received from the citizens of Kannapolis. The operation was conducted by the Kannapolis Police Department’s Vice/Narcotics Unit.

The operation culminated this morning when Kannapolis Police officers, with the assistance of the Rowan and Cabarrus sheriff’s departments, began rounding up and arresting 20 suspected drug dealers.

Charges are still pending against 12 additional individuals. The 32 individuals are wanted on a total of 112 criminal charges. Sixteen are known convicted felons and six of the 32 are currently on active probation.

“We are pleased that we were able to arrest these individuals today. We are sending a message to criminals: If you are thinking about dealing drugs in Kannapolis or in Rowan and Cabarrus County – you need to think again. With this operation, we are letting criminals know that we do not tolerate drugs in our city. We will continue to investigate and arrest people who are working to disrupt our community,” said Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis.

Arrested were:

• Stephen Edward Weaver, 32, 514 W. Ninth St, Kannapolis, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV, three counts;

• Ashley Renee Sechler, 33, 5520 Cavin Lane, Kannapolis, four counts of trafficking a schedule II substance;

• Tyrie Dantwon Massey, 29, 728 Robin Ave, Kannapolis, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI, three counts’

• Timothy Wayne Gladden, 60, 1925 S. Main St., Kannapolis, three counts possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV, four counts possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II;

• Craig Gordon Thompson, 66, homeless, Kannapolis, trafficking schedule II, four counts;

• Nicholas Levoyed Boone, 26, 702 Leonard Ave., Kannapolis, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Glen Roy Wiltshire Jr., 39, 119 Dallas Ave, Kannapolis, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, sell heroin;

• Michael Joe Banks, 39, 112 S. Meriah St., Landis, six counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine;

• Luz Hernandez Ferguson, 40, 670 Ed Deal Road, China Grove, four counts trafficking opiates;

• Jessica Jean Jackson, 24, 913 W. C St., Kannapolis, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Angel Nicole Severt, 19, 2315 Davis St., Kannapolis, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Guy Allen Biggerstaff, 48, 752 Washington Lane, Kannapolis, four counts, trafficking opiates;

• Terry Lynn Christy, 58, 7184 Beaver Road, Kannapolis, three counts possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV, four counts trafficking schedule II;

• William Lee Harrington, 69, 617 E. Ridge Ave., Landis, three counts trafficking schedule II;

• Amanda Leigh Miller, 25, 809 Beechwood St., Kannapolis, possession of schedule IV, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Michelle Lynn Hoyt, 43, 1148 Ebenezer Road, Kannapolis, four counts trafficking opiates;

• Lesli Nichole Hooper, 31, 715 Baker St., Kannapolis, two counts possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin;

• Holly Michelle Cain, 27, 6300 N. Gemini Springs Drive, Kannapolis, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Misty Dawn Derringer, 27, 6300 N. Gemini Springs Drive, Kannapolis, possession of heroin;

• William Joseph Foshay, 28, 6300 N. Gemini Springs Drive, Kannapolis, possession of heroin.

Those wanted include:

• David Daniel Graham Jr., 51, 828 Peachtree Drive, Kannapolis, for two counts of trafficking schedule II;

• Jose Lui Pedroza-Gonzalez, 19, 1000 Thomas Ave., Kannapolis, for three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI;

• Kevin Eugene Wright, 45, 1821 Lane St., Kannapolis; six counts possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI, six counts possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine;

• Michael Curtis Rollins, 25, Motel 6, Kannapolis, three counts trafficking opium;

• Briana Michelle Boone, 23, 702 Leonard Ave., Kannapolis, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Alan Lamar Williams, 29, 534 Walter St., Kannapolis, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI, sell Schedule VI;

• Jennifer Elonda Hannah, 31, 223 N. Little Texas Road, Kannapolis, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, sell heroin;

• Darrell Darnell McClure, 33, 4036 U.S. Highway 601 S., Concord, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, sell cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, sell heroin;

• Christopher Michael Dial, 31, 940 E. 13th St., Kannapolis, six counts possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II;

• Alex Michael Coyne, 25, 5341 Mintridge Road, Mint Hill, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Cynthia Darlene Ijames, 60, 103 Briarcliff Drive, Kannapolis, four counts trafficking opium;

• Dana Bernard Duff, 46, 120 Johnson Farm Road, China Grove, two counts possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI.

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