Six Havelock residents are among 10 people arrested as part of a multi-jurisdictional drug sweep called Operation No Fun in the Sun 2016.

Fifty-eight warrants were issued for suspects as a result of numerous purchases of heroin, cocaine and prescription pills, according to a release from the Havelock Police Department.

“We’re here to tell you we’re going to shut it down,” Havelock Police Chief David Magnusson said. “You’re a purveyor of poison.”

The operation was a collaborative effort among the Havelock Police Department, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office the Morehead Police Department and the Craven County Sheriff’s Office.

Magnusson said more arrests and warrants are pending.

“With our investigation, it’s like a labyrinth,” he said. “It leads us down different roads and ultimately we will get to you. We’re going to make arrests and ultimately it’s going to guide us to where you’re selling. We’re going to take our time and do a good investigation, and at the time of our choosing, we’re going to come arrest you.”

Magnusson likened the network of drug connections to the branches on a tree.

“We’re not myopic in our thinking that, ‘OK, we just got John Doe. Let’s pack it up. We shut him down,’” Magnusson said. “Our goal is, OK, we got John Doe, but his customers also, when we’re making arrests, are leading us to Jane Doe and Jack Doe and Richard, all around town and we start working them, and it goes on and one because the narcotics scourge in this country goes on and on. It’s almost like a starfish: You cut an arm off and it will grow one back. You have to be one top of it.”

Arrests and charges include

Michael Edward Miller, of Havelock, three counts of sell/deliver controlled substance, two counts of manufacture of a controlled substance, two counts of conspiracy to sell/deliver controlled substance. Miller is in the Craven County Jail under a $250,000 bond.

Corey Temple, of Havelock, one count of possession with intent to sell/deliver, one count of conspiracy to sell/deliver, one count of sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of a school. He is in the Craven County Jail under a $75,000 bond.

Jason David Brown, of Havelock, one count of manufacture controlled substance, one count of maintaining a dwelling to sell controlled substance, and two counts of sell/deliver controlled substance. He was placed in the Craven County jail under a $25,000 bond.

Erron Lee Lapointe, of Havelock, two counts of sell schedule II controlled substance, two counts of deliver Schedule II controlled substance, and two counts of conspiracy to sell/deliver controlled substance. He was placed in the Craven County Jail under a $20,000 bond.

Aaron Mikhael Stephen Jackson, of Havelock, two counts of sell controlled substance and two counts of deliver a controlled substance. He was placed in the Craven County Jail under a $20,000 bond.

Tracey Mason, of Havelock, one count of conspiracy to sell/deliver controlled substance, one count of possession with intent to sell/deliver, and one count of sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of a school. She was placed in the Craven County Jail under a $20,000 bond.

Chad Wayne Collins, of Newport, four counts of trafficking in opium/heroin, and one count of conspiracy to traffic opium/heroin. He was placed in the Craven County Jail under $100,000 bond.

Liesha Lewis, of Newport, two counts of conspiracy to traffic opium/heroin, eight counts of trafficking opium/heroin, one count of sell/deliver near a child care facility, one count of sell controlled substance, one count of deliver a controlled substance, and two counts of conspiracy to sell/deliver Schedule II controlled substance. Lewis was given a  bond of $10,000.

Joshua Stephen Melkonian, of New Bern, charged with two counts of sell/deliver of controlled substance, one count of conspiracy to sell/deliver controlled substance, one count of manufacture of controlled substance. He was placed in the Craven County Jail under a $25,000 bond.

Michael Preston Becton, of Newport, charged with one count of sell cocaine, one count of deliver cocaine, one count of conspire to sell cocaine, one count of conspire to deliver cocaine, and one count of manufacture cocaine. He was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $5,000 bond.