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May 22, 2012

Seven charged on narcotics warrants

GREENVILLE — A total of seven people have been charged in connection with raids conducted by local law enforcement officers Friday on two suspected drug houses in Greenville.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said the operations were conducted early Friday morning, resulting in a half-dozen arrests. Investigator David Wilson was reported to have executed two simultaneous narcotics search warrants, the first in the 1300 block of Rees Street utilizing the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team. The second location was in the 3400 block of Sockwell Boulevard, using the Greenville Police Department Tactical Team.

Two persons were arrested at the Rees location, Jocelyn Janeen Cook London, 34 of Greenville and Redger Maurice Newkirk III, 30, of Caddo Mills. A third person, Todd Allen Hammer, 36, of Greenville, who was already in custody at the time was also charged with manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one, between four and 200 grams. Six ounces of methamphetamine was recovered. London and Newkirk were also charged with the same offense. Property was discovered during the search and confirmed stolen by Investigator Mike Johnston of the Greenville Police Department who assisted in the recovery. There were also a large quantity of dangerous drugs recovered along with a small amount of marijuana.

Four people were arrested at the second location on Sockwell Boulevard. Regina Mae Busby, 31; Michael Ray Jones, 33; Vanessa Sue Carr, 35; and Desiree Michelle Henson, 30, all of Greenville were taken into custody and were reportedly facing two counts of  manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, four counts of possession of firearms by felons, and one count each of theft of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. Between one and two ounces of meth were allegedly recovered along with stolen property.

“There may be more charges filed in the near future,” Meeks said. “I want to thank Chief Busken and the Greenville Police Department in their assistance in arresting these drug dealers. Even though these two warrants were in Greenville, they knew the targets were part of our over all investigation and they have been assisting us in every way possible. I am very proud of our narcotics division in making these cases against these violent drug dealers. These are seven more drug dealers taken off the streets of Greenville and Hunt County and placed in jail where they belong. Thefts and drugs go hand in hand as stolen property was recovered at both of these drug locations.”

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