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Friday, October 31, 2008

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department conducted a drug sweep Thursday morning, arresting 14 people who were indicted by a grand jury on Oct. 16.

At press time Thursday, the following people had been processed:

"Stevie Broughman, 23, of Rocky Mount, one count of distribution of marijuana, Dec. 12, 2007.

"Gary Randall Kasey Jr., 23, of Rocky Mount, one count of distribution of cocaine after a prior conviction, May 14.

"Demario Craighead, 23, of Callands, one count of distribution of cocaine, Dec. 11, 2007.

"Lee Van Craighead, 56, of Rocky Mount, one count of distribution of cocaine, Dec. 19, 2007.

"Christopher Scott Cundiff, 24, of Boones Mill, one count of distribution of marijuana, Aug. 10.

"Henry D. Hancock Jr., 35, of Rocky Mount, two counts of possession of Oxycodone, Aug. 15; and one count of possession of Hydrocodone, Aug. 15.

"Virginia Darlene Hodges, 40, of Rocky Mount, two counts of distribution of Oxycodone, March 5 and June 10; and two counts of distribution of Hydrocodone, March 10 and April 4.

"Andre C. Kidd, 22, of Rocky Mount, one count of distribution of cocaine, Dec. 11, 2007.

"David Franklin McNeil, 18, of Hardy, one count of distribution of Clonazepam, July 19.

"Travis Shawn Mullins, 29, of Glade Hill, selling Loratab, April 10; and manufacturing marijuana, April 29.

"Anetta Lyn Ramey, 44, of Callaway, one count of distribution of Oxycodone, Aug. 14.

"Rex Allan Ramey, 49, of Callaway, one count of distribution of Clonazepam, Aug. 14; one count of distribution of Oxycodone, Aug. 14; and one count of possession of marijuana, Aug. 18.

"Danny Lee Wray, 39, of Rocky Mount, one count of possession of methamphetamine, Aug. 15; one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, Aug. 15; and one count of possession of Alprazolam, Aug. 15.

"Amos Eugene Wright, 19, of Rocky Mount, one count of possession of Oxycodone, Sept. 19.

The following individuals were also indicted by the grand jury:

"Ruben Michael Cundiff, 22, of Boones Mill, one count of distribution of marijuana, Aug. 10.

"Chad O'Neal Hairston, 32, of Dry Fork, one count of distribution of cocaine, Nov. 28, 2007.

"Mark Anthony Hairston, 30, of Ridgeway, once count of distribution of cocaine, Dec. 12, 2007.

"Michael Leon Holland Jr., 34, of Rocky Mount, one count of distribution of cocaine, Jan. 29.

"David Lynn Jones, 45, of Rocky Mount, one count of possession of marijuana after a prior conviction, Sept. 29.

"Rex Linkous, 43, of Henry, one count of manufacturing marijuana, Aug. 18.

"Sherwin Mattox, 21, of Rocky Mount, one count of distribution of cocaine, Feb. 13.

"Gary Quick, 62, of Rocky Mount, two counts of distribution of Lorazepam, Aug. 4; and one count of distribution of Morphine, Aug. 28.

"Linda Sloan Quick, 57, of Rocky Mount, five counts of distribution of Lorazepam, between July 28 and Sept. 5; two counts of distribution of Diazepam, Aug. 8 and Aug. 21; three counts of distribution of Hydrocodone, July 28, Aug. 21 and Aug. 25; and one count of distribution of Fentanyl, Feb. 8.

"Benjamin Christopher Rakes, 25, of Ferrum, one count of manufacturing marijuana, July 24.

"Gary Lynn Smith, 47, of Glade Hill, one count of distribution of Oxycodone, March 24; and two counts of distribution of Hydrocodone, March 25 and April 23.

"Tannorris L. Tunstall, 31, of Bassett, one count of distribution of marijuana, Feb. 22, 2006.

"Walter Williamson, 62, of Henry, one count of distribution of cocaine, April 3.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt but a determination by a jury that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.

The Virginia State Police and the Rocky Mount Police Department assisted the sheriff's department in Thursday's drug sweep.

 
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