Last updated: October 24. 2013 12:54PM - 3849 Views
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BLADENBORO — Four Bladen County residents have been arrested and charged with a myriad of drug violations as part of on ongoing, two-year investigation by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office known as Operation Southwest.


Each of the individuals were arrested between Oct. 16 and Oct. 21.


According to Chief Deputy Rodney Hester, the investigation has focused on illegal drug activity and sales in the southwest portion of Bladen County.


Arrested were:


— Tonya Ellis Covington, 35, of Smith Street in Bladenboro. She was charged with trafficking opium by selling, trafficking opium by delivering, trafficking opium by manufacturing, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling a Schedule IV controlled substance.


Covington was booked into the Bladen County Jail under a $115,000 secured bond.


— Carson Darnell Stephens, 60, of Pecan Street in Bladenboro. He was charged with trafficking opium or heroin by possession, trafficking opium or heroin by selling, trafficking opium or heroin by delivering, trafficking opium or heroin by manufacturing, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance, selling a Schedule IV controlled substance, delivering a Schedule IV controlled substance and manufacturing a Schedule IV controlled substance.


Stephens was booked into the Bladen County jail under a $12,500 secured bond.


— William Clyde Stogner, 68, of Midway Drive in Bladenboro. He was charged with conspiring to sell cocaine, conspiring to deliver cocaine and maintaining a dwelling or place for the sale of a controlled substance.


Stogner was booked into the Bladen County Jail under a $10,000 unsecured bond.


Timothy Daniel Outlaw, 34, of Old Abbottsburg Road in Bladenboro. He was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, selling cocaine, delivering cocaine, manufacturing cocaine, conspiring to sell cocaine and conspiring to deliver cocaine.


Outlaw was booked into the Bladen County jail under a $40,000 unsecured bond.


 
 
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