58 people arrested in drug operation in Wise County, Va.

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WISE COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Southwest Virginia law enforcement officers arrested more than 50 people during their drug-related mass-arrest called “Operation Sweetheart Sweep.”

According to a news release from the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Wise County and the City of Norton, officers arrested 50 people following an investigation by the Southwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force into illegal drug activity in Wise County and in Norton, Va.

Those arrested had been recently indicted by a grand jury for drug-related offenses, including the distribution of synthetic narcotics, heroine, methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as crimes related to the distribution of prescription narcotics such as morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone.

“This operation is part of our renewed effort to fight the scourge of drug dealing and substance abuse as we continue the great work of former Commonwealth’s Attorneys Ron Elkins and Chad Dotson,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp said. “It is a battle to save our communities and neighborhoods from the devastating impact of addiction and drug related crime. Several of these indicted individuals were charged with distributing drugs near a school. Several face charges involving dangerous synthetic drugs that have been linked to serious violent crime. We take that very seriously, and my office will prosecute all these individuals to the fullest extent of the law.”

The following are the 58 people arrested during “Operation Sweetheart Sweep:”

  1. MAURICE MCCORKLE – F15-502 1Ct F Dist Sch I XLR-11

    F15-325 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.

  2. TRAVIS BRANDON MULLINS – F15-340 1Ct Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  3. KIMBERLY ANN MOTZ – F15-335 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F Conspire,

    1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.

  4. LONNIE DWAYNE GIBSON – F15-307 1Ct F Dist Sch II Oxycodone After Having Two Prior Convictions, 1Ct F Dist Near School.
  5. AARON ZACHARY COLLINS – F15-295 1Ct F Dist Sch III Hydrocodone*, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  6. PERRY CONLEY BOOZER – F15-283 1Ct F Dist Sch III Hydrocodone*.
  7. ROBERT ADAM TACKETT – F14-263 1Ct F Dist Synthetic Cannabinoid XLR-11* 1Ct F Dist Synthetic Cannabinoid PB-22*.
  8. JAMES MICHAEL GILLIAM – F14-410 1Ct F Dist Synthetic Cannabinoid PB-22*.
  9. HAROLD JASON PADGETT – F15-519 2Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 2Cts F Conspire.
  10. STEVEN LYNN NUNLEY – F15-513 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  11. MISTY LEIGH MCGUIRE – F15-507 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F Conspire.
  12. CYNTHIA R YATES – F15-537 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  13. JERRY WAYNE MCCMURRAY – F15-508 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  14. JOHNATHAN RAY LAWSON – M15-222 1Ct M Dist Marijuana, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  15. KAREN DENISE ELKINS LONG – F15-322 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  16. LEAH C MCCOY – F15-327 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA.
  17. TREVIA JANELLA MCCOY-AUSTIN – F15-328 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-FUBINACA, 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 2Cts M Maintain Nuisance.

    F15-504 2Cts F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F Dist Sch I XLR-11.

    F15-505 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F Conspire, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.

    F15-506 1Ct F PWID Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F PWID Sch I alpha-PVP, 1Ct F PWID Sch I ABCHMINACA,

    1Ct F PWID Sch I XLR-11, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance, 4Cts F Conspire.

  18. BRITTANY NICOLE MESSER – F15-329 1CT F Dist Sch I alpha-PVP.
  19. LARRY WAYNE CARTER – F15-292 2Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 1Ct F Dist Near School.
  20. SHELIA YVONNE DISHNER – F15-302 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-CHMINACA, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.

    F15-480 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F Conspire, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.

    F15-481 1Ct F PWID Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F PWID Sch I alpha-PVP, 1Ct F PWID Sch I ABCHMINACA,

    1Ct F PWID Sch I XLR-11, 4Cts F Conspire.

  21. NATHAN B HARVEY – F15-487 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-CHMINACA.

    F15-488 1Ct F PWID Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F PWID Sch I alpha-PVP, 1Ct F PWID Sch I ABCHMINACA,

    1Ct F PWID Sch I XLR-11, 4Cts F Conspire.

  22. DAVID STONE RINGLEY – F15-522 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA After Having a Prior Conviction, 1Ct F Conspire.
  23. DAVID LEE SEXTON b – F15-529 1Ct F Attempt to Manufacture Sch II Methamphetamine.
  24. LINDA C HEABERLIN – F15-311 2Cts F Dist Sch II Morphine, 1Ct F Dist Sch IV Diazepam, 2Cts F Conspire, 2Cts M Maintain

    Nuisance.

  25. DANNY HILEMAN – F15-490 1Ct F Dist Imitation Sch I Controlled Substance.
  26. DAVID MIKHAIL HALL – F15-486 1Ct F Dist Sch I XLR-11, 1Ct F Conspire.
  27. JENNIFER ANN ROWE – F15-350 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  28. LENA M STEPHENS – F15-360 1Ct F Dist Sch IV Lorazepam, 1Ct F Conspire, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  29. CRYSTAL CHANTELLE TICKLES – F15-362 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  30. RANDALL DEE JOHNSON – F15-318 1Ct F Dist Sch I Imitation Controlled Substance.
  31. JEFFERY BLAINE HEABERLIN – F15-310 1Ct F Dist Marijuana, 1Ct F Dist Sch IV Diazepam, 1Ct F Dist Sch II Morphine, 2Cts F Conspire,

    2Cts M Maintain Nuisance.

  32. JENNIFER LYNN HALL – F15-309 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  33. MAKAYLA KASSIDY DAVIS – F15-300 1Ct F Dist Sch I XLR-11, 1Ct F Dist Sch I FUB-144, 1Ct F Dist Sch I alpha-PVP, 2Cts F

    Conspire.

  34. PATSY ANN MOTZ – F15-336 1Ct F Dist Sch I AB-PINACA, 1Ct F Conspire, 1 Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  35. JASON MICHAEL NEARY – F15-341 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  36. CARL BRADLEY HUBBARD – F15-494 1 Ct F Dist Sch II Amphetamine.
  37. TIMOTHY MATTHEW OWENS – F15-518 3Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  38. HEATHER ANN HOLMES – F15-492 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  39. DONALD CLARK – F15-293 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  40. RICHARD WAYNE MOORE – F15-334 3Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 3Cts F Dist Near School.
  41. BETTY JEAN JOHNSON – F15-317 2Cts F Dist Sch IV Clonazepam, 2Cts M Maintain Nuisance.
  42. RHONDA GAYE GIBSON – F15-308 1 Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  43. DEREK ALAN GIBSON – F15-188 1Ct F Dist Sch II Morphine.
  44. AMANDA PAIGE HOLBROOK MILLER – F15-491 1Ct F Dist Sch II Oxycodone, 1Ct Conspire.
  45. WILLIE BRIAN DINGUS – F15-479 6Cts F Dist Sch II Oxycodone, 1Ct F Conspire, 6Cts F Dist Sch II Near School.
  46. TIFFANY LYNN JOHNSON – F15-496 3Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine.
  47. PAUL DANIEL ADAMS – F15-464 3Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 3Cts F Dist Sch III Near School.
  48. BRANDY ELAINE JENKINS – F15-495 1Ct F Dist Sch II Oxycodone, 2nd Offense, 1Ct F Conspire.
  49. AUSTIN TYLER MULLINS – F15-510 1Ct F Dist Sch II Oxycodone, 1Ct F Conspire, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  50. MARY LEE STUFFLEBEEM – F15-536 4Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 2Cts F Dist Sch IV Alprazolam and Phentermine

    Hydrochloride, 1Ct F Dist Sch III Near School, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.

  51. JERRY RUSSELL DOTSON – F15-482 3Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 1Ct F Dist Sch III Near School, 1Ct F Conspire, 1Ct M

    Maintain Nuisance.

  52. JOSHUA MARN KEITH CANTRELL – F15-471 2Cts F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 2Cts Dist Sch III Near School.

    F15-290 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 1Ct Dist Sch III Near School.

  53. SHELLEY VANESSA DINGUS – F15-478 1Ct F Dist Sch II Oxycodone, 2nd Offense, 2Cts F Dist Sch II Near School, 1Ct F Dist Sch II, 3rd

    Offense, 1Ct F Conspire Dist Sch II.

    F15-301 2Cts F Dist Sch II Oxycodone, 2Cts F Dist Sch II Near School.

  54. DEBORAH JANE LAWSON – F15-499 3Cts F Dist Sch II Hydrocodone, 1Ct F Dist Sch II Near School, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  55. TYGER FAITH OAKS – F15-514 1Ct F Dist Sch III Buprenorphine, 1Ct F Dist Sch III Near School.
  56. TYLER JUSTINIANO – M15-315 3Cts M Dist Marijuana, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.
  57. BRITTANY OWENS – F15-516 1Ct F Poss Firearm After Being Convicted of a Felony, 1Ct F PWID Marijuana.
  58. STEVEN MICHAEL KERN – F15-320 3Cts F Dist Sch III Hydrocodone, 1Ct F Dist Sch III Near School, 1Ct M Maintain Nuisance.

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