24 charged, 19 arrested in High Point heroin drug bust

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — An undercover investigation targeting High Point’s heroin problem has led charging 24 and to the arrests of 19 people in High Point.

Police began the undercover investigation in May, where they focused on identifying and charging people involved in the distribution of heroin.

The campaign is in response to the increase in heroin overdoses and deaths in 2014. City officials say there have been 94 heroin overdose calls this year, and 11 deaths.

Heroin was purchased by undercover investigators at numerous locations across the city, which led to charging 24 people.

Detectives seized a total of 419 grams of heroin with a street value of $83,000.

Nineteen people have been arrested and five are wanted for outstanding charges.

Christoper Laverne Ezekiel, 38, is charged with four counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, three counts of conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin, two counts of maintaining a dwelling for sale of controlled substances, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, three counts of trafficking heroin (Greensboro PD).

D’Nez Devon Autry, 26, is charged with six counts of trafficking heroin, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, conspiracy to traffic heroin and maintaining a vehicle for sale of controlled substance.

Qwinton Lavarus Carroll, 30, is charged with four counts of trafficking heroin, four counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, three counts of sell/deliver controlled substance within 1000 feet of school.

Brenda Rachell Warley, 24, two counts of trafficking heroin, three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, conspiracy to traffic heroin and maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance.

Edward Dean Ross, 23, eight counts of trafficking heroin, four counts of conspire to traffic heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and two counts of trafficking heroin (Randolph Co.)

Phillip Michael Thompson, 25, four counts of trafficking heroin, sell and deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance.

Antione Levettt Leach, 37, three counts of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance.

DeBryan Kentre Brown, 20, four counts of trafficking heroin, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, four counts of conspiracy to traffic heroin and possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine.

Lakeith Rayvon Lindsay, 23, four counts of trafficking heroin, sell and deliver heroin and conspiracy to traffic heroin.

Laddie Cordarrel Pressley, 26, four counts of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine.

Lynn Von Lee, 31, four counts of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, conspire to traffic heroin, sell and deliver controlled substance within 1000 feet of school and maintain a vehicle for sale of controlled substance.

Toure Askia Orr, 19, four counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, two counts of conspire to sell and deliver controlled substance and maintain dwelling for sale of controlled substance.

John Phillip Burton, 52, four counts of trafficking heroin.

Christopher Anthony Terry, 31, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin.

Mageed Kafi Adlan, 21, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin.

Coree Leshun Baldwin, 35, conspiracy to traffic heroin.

John L. Davis Jr., 35, conspiracy to traffic heroin.

Timothy Ravon Floyd, 26, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, conspiracy to sell and deliver a controlled substance.

Nelson Lamont Peguese Jr., 24, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin.

Lakisha Nicole Harris, 32, four counts of trafficking heroin, sell and deliver heroin.

Shawn Maurice Watson, 33, four counts of trafficking heroin, conspiracy to traffic heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and maintain vehicle for sale of controlled substance.

Ramel Rayvon Gambrell, 29, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and maintain a vehicle for sale of controlled substance.

Jesse Kendall Griffin, 38, three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, maintain a vehicle for sale of controlled substance.

Shanderlear Nashia Crawford-Tate, 23, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin.

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