OPERATION AUTUMN HARVEST: Over 20 arrested in drug round up in Iredell County

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More than 20 people were charged Wednesday on various drug charges during Iredell County's "Operation Autumn Harvest."

The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit and other deputies spread out across the county in the early morning hours in an effort to arrest over 20 wanted drug suspects.

Deputies said the majority of the suspects were wanted on prescription drug charges ranging from possession with intent to sell and deliver, all the way to trafficking in various prescribed drugs.

“Our narcotic investigators work all types of drug investigations, however, this campaign had a specific focus on illegal prescription drugs. We made an effort to target the sellers of these drugs to help reduce the number of pills which reach our community here in Iredell County," Sheriff Darren Campbell said. 

Statistics published by the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services show prescription opioid pain medications are responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. 

Authorities said if this current trend continues, unintentional poisoning deaths (overdoses) will surpass motor vehicle deaths as the leading cause of injury death in North Carolina by 2017.

The vast majority of these deaths are caused by methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioid based medications. Every day according to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention over 1,000 people nationwide are treated for misuse and overdose of opiate based drugs. 

List of arrests made: 

  • Norman Andrew Batz 29 Years Old Statesville, North CarolinaPossession of up to ½ Ounce of Marijuana Possession Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kayla Dawn Caudill 25 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina OUTSTANDING WARRANTS. Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Billy Ray Eagle Jr. 30 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina 3 Felony Counts of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin
  • Ryan Michael Forcier 28 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina 2 Felony Counts of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Julius Cordell French 22 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule VI Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule VI
  • Austin Lee Hector 19 Year old  Hickory, North Carolina OUTSTANDING WARRANTS Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule VI Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule VI
  • Kayla Busbey Hilton 33 Years Old Jonesville, North Carolina  Conspire to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Conspire to Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Timmy Lee Hudnall 53 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  3 Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance 3 Felony Counts of Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance
  • Christine Elizabeth Lankford 22 Years Old Mooresville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS 4 Felony Counts of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin
  • Tracy Marie Lynch 39 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS 2 Felony Counts of Trafficking of Opium or Heroin
  • Melissa Rhea Malone 44 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina 9 Felony Counts of Trafficking in Heroin or Opium
  • Kenneth Guy Miller Jr. 26 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS 2 Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine 2 Felony Counts of Sell and Deliver Cocaine
  • Jody Wiley Mullins 53 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Danielle Corrine Redfield 23 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS 2 Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance 2 Felony Counts of Sell and Deliver of Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Randall Todd Poole 28 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS 2 Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance 2 Felony Counts of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances
  • Jonathan Bruce Shires 26 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance
  • Lisa Ann Spencer 42 Years Olin, NC  Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance
  • Terry Lee Waller 59 Years Old Jonesville, North Carolina  Conspire to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Conspire to Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance 2 Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled    Substance 2 Felony Counts of Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance Arrested by Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office on outstanding Child Support Warrants
  • Gregory Devon Wilson 45 Years Old Troutman, North Carolina 2 Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance 2 Felony Counts of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Rebecca Lynn Hayworth 25 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Mary Goodson Redden 68 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina 28625 6 Felony Counts to Trafficking Opioids or Heroin
  • Patricia Barnes Keene 56 Years Old Statesville, North Carolina  Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance. Felony Sell and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance.
  • Christina Jean Norman 19 Years Old Hamptonville, North Carolina  OUTSTANDING WARRANTS Felony Possession of Methamphetamine