ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced Frday that several arrests have been made recently based on undercover work by the Narcotics Division and other arrests made in conjunction with North Carolina Probation and Parole officers.
According to McVicker:
— Anthony Porter, 47, of Tar Heel was arrested following a search of his residence by Sheriff’s deputies and Probation officers. The search revealed an indoor marijuana grow operation.
Porter was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon and probation violation. His bond was set at $2 million.
“This was his 109th criminal charge since the age of 16,” McVicker pointed out.
— A recent undercover narcotics buy operation resulted in the arrest of Christopher Deaver, 27, of Bladenboro. Brisson was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver a counterfeit controlled substance and his bond was set at $5,000.
— Also arrested in the same operation was Anthony Holt, 50, of Haw River. Holt was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver crack cocaine, manufacture crack cocaine, sell cocaine and deliver cocaine. Holt’s bond was set at $30,000.
— Narcotics officers went to Oakdale Homes Clarkton to serve arrest warrants on Shannon Peterson, 28, of that residence. Investigators had warrants on her for possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and her bond was set at $4,000.
— While at the apartment complex, deputies located two individuals with outstanding warrants. Taquay Newkirk, 26, of Whiteville was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun from Wilmington. The weapon fell from his person when he began to resist officers. Newkirk was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and manufacture cocaine. His bond was set at $50,000.
— Also arrested for outstanding warrants was Erik Johnson, 24, of Elizabethtown. Johnson was charged with five counts of failure to appear in Bladen County District Court on traffic related charges. His bond was set at $10,000.