A joint effort between the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, New Bern Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation resulted in the arrest of 30 individuals and the removal of somewhere around $20,000 worth of narcotics from the streets of Craven County.


According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, for the past 60 days in response to information received largely from citizen concerns our office has conducted Operation Spring Hope which has targeted those involved in the use and distribution of illegal drugs in craven county.


Our patrol deputies, crime suppression unit, drug investigators, and criminal investigators, supported by our K9 unit with assistance from the SBI and New Bern Police Department have emphasized enforcement actions in areas of concern to our citizens.


In the past 60 days this operation has resulted in the arrest of 30 individuals for felony drug charges, along with numerous other charges including child abuse and possession of illegal weapons charges.


The narcotics seized equals approximately 600 doses units with a street value of approximately $20,000.00 which were kept off the streets of our community by these arrest.


Felony drug charges include possession, manufacture, possession with intent to sell, and trafficking in heroin, metmethamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and numerous prescription drugs


We appreciate the cooperation of our citizens in providing information which enables us to identify and arrest those who continue sell and distribute illegal drugs in Craven County.


Dashon Maurice Henry, 26, of Mockingbird Lane New Bern, NC is charged with felony trafficking opium by possession, three counts felony possession with intent sell/deliver heroin and three counts felony possession with intent sell/deliver fentanyl.


Ernest Bryant, 63, of Hillard Road New Bern, NC is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin and two counts maintaining a dwelling for selling heroin.


Shyanna White, 20, of Compton Drive Asheville, NC is charged with felony possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of marijuana.


Darrell Johnson, of Tuscarora Rhems Road New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of marijuana.


Gustavo Riosangel, 19, of NC 55 Highway West Dover, NC is charged with possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance and possession drug paraphernalia.


Aubrey Hardy, 42, homeless, is charged felony possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Dennis Wright Jr, 53, of Pine Ridge Ave. New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Scotty Hastings, 38, of Speight Street Havelock, NC is charged with felony possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Andrew Bradley, 26, of Lewis Farm Road New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony possession firearm by felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Danny Ray Jones Jr, 29, of Old Brick Road Vanceboro, NC is charged with felony possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine and felony possession methamphetamine.


Jaquan Berry, 18, of Highway 17 Bridgeton, NC is charged with felony possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession drug paraphernalia.


Carlos Young, 31, of River Road Vanceboro, NC is charged with felony possession of heroin, felony possession controlled substance on jail premises and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Curtis Blake, 36, of County Line Road New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of heroin, felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Chandler Michael Targett, 23, of Leaf Lane New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Heather Cerovac, 45, of Village Court Havelock, NC is charged with felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Tiffany Guthrie, 44, of Shipman Road Havelock, NC is charged with felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Andrew Flowers, 31, of Golden Acres Road New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of heroin and possession drug paraphernalia.


Torian Lee, 53, of Beaufort Street New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Adam Christopher Petteway, 37, of Creek Bank Drive New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of cocaine and carrying concealed weapon.


Kevin Barron, 30, of Finch Lane New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession cocaine and two counts of drug paraphernalia.


Justus Ramel Slade, 37, of E Maple Street New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of schedule VI controlled substance.


Veronica Laine Sawyer Riggs, 31, of Dail Street New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Chelsea Etheredge, 32, of Old Vanceboro Road New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and child abuse.


Stephen Clay Jones Jr, 37, of Nicolet Court Little River, SC is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Linda Barnett, 52, of Cactus Street Newport, NC is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession controlled substance on jail premises, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Tynisha Sharddone Mead, 25, of Clubfoot Creek Trailer Park Havelock, NC is charged with two counts felony possession controlled substance on jail premises.


Ryan Looney, 34, of Trent Road New Bern, NC is charged with felony possession controlled substance on jail premises.


Joey Fay Tart, 64, of Spencer Ave. New Bern, NC is charged with simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance.


Frederick Carmon, 49, of South West Craven Middle School Road New Bern, NC is charged with simple possession schedule III controlled substance.


Pedro Joel Bautista, 24, of Riggs Road Grantsboro, NC is charged with possession of marijuana, possession schedule IV controlled substance, and two counts possession drug paraphernalia.