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Red Dot nets one more arrest

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POSTED: May 23, 2007 5:02 a.m.

The last suspect in connection with Operation Red Dot, a sting by the Pembroke Police and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Departments to arrest cocaine and other narcotics dealers in north Bryan County, was caught on Friday.

George Mincey III was picked up by Sergeant Billy Gray of the Pembroke Police Department on Friday evening as he was crossing the street. His warrants included charges of sale cocaine and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.

"I saw Mincey walking across the highway at Ledford and Railroad (Streets)," said Gray. "I recognized him and called the jail to confirm the warrants were still active and they told me they were. I was able to arrest him without incident."

Gray said after he arrested Mincey he found a small bag of marijuana in one of his pants pockets and was charged with misdemeanor possession. Gray said after being read his Miranda rights, Mincey provided a written confession to being a party to selling drugs and to being in possession of marijuana at the time of his arrest.

Mincey was the last of 11 adults caught as part of the sting, which took place in an early-morning raid on March 18 after months or surveillance. Eight people were arrested during the raid, and two others turned themselves in later in the month.

Gray said Mincey is being on a $20,000 bond, and a Bryan County Jail official said he was still at the jail Tuesday afternoon.

 

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