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More than a dozen people face criminal charges after the Wilson Police Department conducted a two-day drug enforcement operation this week.
Members of the department’s Special Operations Division conducted Operation Winter Rain as a part of a several months-long investigation.
During the operation, police identified 22 narcotic offenders with more than 43 combined drug-related charges during the operation, said Capt. Jeff Boykin. He said police officers will continue to attempt to locate any and all individuals who have been identified as a part of “Winter Rain.”
“A large number of these arrests were made possible by citizen tips, which are strictly confidential,” Boykin said. “We value our citizens and want to make sure their neighborhoods are safe. We are striving to protect our youth from drug offenders by continuing these types of operations.”
He said officers worked closely with the Wilson County District Attorney’s Office, which will be prosecuting the cases.
“Operation Winter Rain is part of the Wilson Police Department’s ongoing effort to keep our community safe,” he said.
Boykin said while serving warrants, police discovered and seized 58 grams (about 2 ounces) of marijuana at a 4137 Lake Wilson Road home. He said that resulted in a separate investigation and charges are pending.
Defendants who have been arrested in connection with the crackdown are listed along with the charges they face and their bond amounts.
• Wesley Nathaneil Truesdale, 30, selling crack cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, $20,000 secured bond
• Antonio Deondre Anderson, 21, possession of a stolen firearm, $1,500 secured bond
• Sierra Lashae Bullock, 27, two counts of selling and delivering heroin and two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, $30,000 secured bond
• Terrell Jenkins, 42, possession of marijuana, $2,500 secured bond
• Corey Pittman, 26, selling crack cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, $10,000 secured bond
• Kenneth Earl Harris, 33, two counts of selling heroin and two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, $30,000 secured bond
• David Lamont Alston, 39, possession of marijuana, $500 secured bond
• Stephon Alston, selling crack cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, Greene County Jail
• Tiffany Leigh Shingleton, 38, felony possession of heroin and felony possession of cocaine, $5,000 secured bond
• Teresa Ann Parker, 48, two counts of selling and delivering crack cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, $20,000 secured bond
• Timothy Earl Gill, 44, selling and delivering marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, $1,000 secured bond
• Erin Hays Garrison, 42, selling and delivering crack cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, $1,000 secured bond
• Phonta Watson, parole violation, no bond
• Malik Ewell was served with probation warrants at 1217 Scythia St., which led to his arrest on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, officials said. The handgun was stolen and he was charged with possession of a stolen handgun. He received a $25,000 secured bond.
• Officers also searched 305-A Bragg St., which resulted in a seizure of marijuana. Jimmy Lee Atis was charged with possession of marijuana and a citation was issued, police said.