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Operation Red Dot nets more arrests

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POSTED: May 2, 2007 5:02 a.m.

Two more men have been taken into police custody in connection with the Operation Red Dot, a sting by the Pembroke Police and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Departments to arrest narcotics dealers in north Bryan County.

On March 18, eight of 11 people wanted for allegedly selling cocaine and other illegal narcotics were arrested in an early-morning raid after what authorities said was months of surveillance.

According to incident reports, Curtis Rawls II of Pembroke turned himself in to police on March 22.

Rawls, 22, was charged with two counts of selling cocaine, selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and communication facility, using a phone to arrange drug sales.

He had one previous arrest in February for simple battery.

On March 28, Russell Daniel Hughes Jr. of Pembroke turned himself in to police.

The 30-year-old was also arrested on two counts of selling cocaine, selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and using a phone to coordinate drug sales.

According to documents from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department, Hughes was arrested in January 2007 for possession of a controlled substance.

Sergeant Billy Gray with the Pembroke Police Department said the 11th suspect wanted as a result of Operation Red Dot, George Mincey III of Pembroke is still at large.

According to Gray, he is wanted on charges of selling cocaine and sale within 1,000 feet of a school.

"He’ll eventually turn himself in or be caught," Gray said. "If anyone stops him and they run his name and date of birth it’ll show he’s wanted."

 

 

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