Operation: ‘One by One’ adds 16 arrests

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CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the Morehead City Police Department announces another round of arrests in the undercover drug effort known as “Operation One by One.”

This operation has been ongoing and is in its second round of arrests. It’s an effort to target criminal suspects who have been engaged in the illegal sales and diversion of illegal drugs in Carteret County.

Sheriff Asa Buck asks anyone with information about suspicious or illegal activity to call the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400 or your local law enforcement agency. Never attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself.

Cody James Bell, 29, Newport, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/16/2020; Bond: $10,000 secured

One count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance.

Shawnna Rae Blevins, 35, Newport, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/14/2020; Bond: $3,000 secured

One count each of possessing a schedule III controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule III controlled substance, delivering a schedule III controlled substance, and manufacturing a schedule III controlled substance.

Aki Raheem Butler, 29, Beaufort, NC

Date of Arrest: 06/30/2020; Bond: $5,000 secured

Two counts of manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park and one count each of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling cocaine, and delivering cocaine.

One count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to

manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance.

James Kenneth Dixon, Jr., 40, Gloucester, NC

Date of Arrest: 06/24/2020; Bond: $20,000 unsecured

One count each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, and delivering methamphetamine.

Brandon Lee Ellis, 36, Newport, NC

Date of Arrest: 06/24/2020; Bond: $5,000 secured

One count each of manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling cocaine, and delivering cocaine.

Charles Ryan Jarvis, 39, Newport, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/06/2020; Bond: $1.35 million secured

Two counts each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling and delivering a schedule II controlled substance, conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance and one count each of possessing methamphetamine with the

intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling heroin, delivering heroin, and manufacturing heroin.

Donald Joseph Kennedy, 33, Newport, NC

Date of Arrest: 06/29/2020; Bond: $15,000 secured

One count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance.

Three counts of selling a schedule III controlled substance, two counts each of

possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping, and selling a controlled substance and one count of delivering a schedule III controlled substance.

Ronnie Gene McArthur, 38, Beaufort, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/13/2020; Bond: $15,000 secured

One count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance.

Justin Ryan Player, 36, Morehead City, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/02/2020; Bond: $20,000 secured

One count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, and delivering a schedule II controlled substance.

Jason Allen Porter, 40, Newport, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/11/2020; Bond: $15,000 secured

One count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, and conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

Frank Winston Quinn, III, 24, Newport, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/01/2020; Bond: $100,000 unsecured

Three counts each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, and delivering methamphetamine.

Four counts of manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled

substance within 1,000 feet of a park, two counts each of possessing cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling cocaine, delivering cocaine, and one count of maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance.

Michael O’Neal Watson, 33, Salter Path, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/09/2020; Bond: $40,000 secured

One count each of possessing a schedule I controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling a schedule I controlled substance, delivering a schedule I controlled substance, possessing heroin, possessing drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing, selling, delivering, and possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

Rani Ahmed Yaghi, 27, Morehead City, NC

Date of Arrest: 07/13/2020; Bond: $15,000 secured

Two counts of conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and one count each of possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance.

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