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Roundup of drug suspects continues

Staff Writer


Over the holidays, authorities continued to apprehend individuals wanted in this month’s drug roundup, entitled the “16 Days of Christmas.” Lincolnton Police initiated the effort and had assistance from multiple area agencies in apprehending suspects.
The seven-month undercover operation, much of which Det. Jason Munday executed from March through October, forced authorities to take out warrants on 87 individuals for 325 drug-related charges and other various offenses, police said.
A total of 99 offenders were wanted in the operation, including a handful of suspects whose criminal activity was discovered through previous undercover investigations.
More than 50 suspects were arrested over the 16-day period, a time frame that local authorities planned in order to prevent an overcrowded jail, police said.
A number of individual remain at-large, some who are already serving time for unrelated charges in the North Carolina Department of Corrections facility and others whom police believe are residing out-of-state. Police plan to charge those individuals upon their release, according to a press release.
Area police agencies assisting in the operation included departments from Maiden, Charlotte, Conover, Newton and Gaston County. Sheriff’s agencies who aided Lincolnton Police included Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Catawba and Rockingham Counties. North Carolina Probation and Parole also lent a hand in the operation.
Anyone with information on remaining offenders can call Crimestoppers at (704) 736-8909 or the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900.
The following individuals were arrested after the roundup officially ended on Dec. 20.
William Darely Rodriguez, 25, of Lincolnton was charged Dec. 25 with possession with intent to sell/deliver a counterfeit controlled substance.
A $10,000 bond was set.
Thomas Gene Laiocque, 68, of 720 Lincoln St. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 22 with one misdemeanor count of simple possession of MDPV. A $2,500 secured bond was set.
Jason Wade Vickers, 30, of 213 Fairfield Ct. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 23 with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a written promise.
The following individuals remain at-large:
Ricardo Perez Cruz, 20, H/M, whose last address was in Lincolnton
Christina Danielle Helms, 33, W/F, of Dallas
Kendall Heath Thompson, 26, W/M, of South Carolina
Geovanny Marcelino Hernandez-Perez, whose address and date of birth are unknown
Justin Tymel Foster, 24, B/M, of Lincolnton whose last address was in Lincolnton
Johnathan Ernest Marsan, Jr., 37, W/M, of Denver
John Thomas Britton, 23, W/M, whose address is unknown
Donnie Scott Carpenter, 40, B/M, of both the Lincolnton and Waco area
Christy Rebecca Payne, whose age and address are unknown
Marquee Tyrell McGill, 25, B/M, of Lincolnton
Shannon Aleace Pope, 24, W/F, of Lincolnton
Bradley Scott Ornellas, 23, W/M, of Lincoln County
Charlette Nina Anthony, 26, B/F of Michigan
Olivio Heriberto Cintron, 29, B/M, whose address is unknown
Tonya Kay Addair, 33, W/F, of Stanley
Vickie Maranda Bryant, 30, W/F, of Lincoln County
Misty Dawn Davis, 30, W/F, of Lincolnton
Rebecca Anne Pendleton, 38, W/F, of Lincolnton
Allison Lane Hardison, 18, W/F, of Lincolnton
Kevin Alejandro Rodriguez, 19, H/M, of Lincolnton
Micah Kaekui Kailimai, 27, B/M, of Michigan
Jeffrey Louis Scacco, 54, B/M, whose last known address was in Lincolnton. Police believe he’s currently living in Salisbury or California.
Delmar Frank James Doss, Sr., 21, W/M, of Gaston County
Keith Allen Tester, 40, W/M, whose last known address was in Conover
Brandon Nathaniel Shealy, 26, W/M, of Lincolnton
Thomas Gene Laicoque, 68, W/M, of Lincolnton
Jason Wade Vickers, 30, W/M, of Lincolnton

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