Roundup nets 29 drug arrests

Published 12:24 pm Thursday, July 5, 2012

A nearly six-month long operation by the Second District Judicial Task Force resulted in the arrest of 29 individuals on drug-related charges.

“This is the result of good work by the Task Force, which works very hard to eradicate drug use and distribution in Butler and Crenshaw counties,” Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said.

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said the Task Force took a different approach to its latest roundup.

“We normally have a mass roundup where we get a bunch of folks together and go out and pick up as many as we can in one day,” he said. “This time we started at the first of the year and picked them up as we came across them and that seemed to work well. When we did it the other way, we’d always have eight or 10 that would skip the county because they’d find out we were out picking folks up. This way they didn’t know who we were coming for.”

The roundup was a joint effort between the Greenville Police Department, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the McKenzie Police Department and the Georgiana Police Department.

The following individuals were arrested as part of the roundup:

  • Steven Lavonne Cobb for two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Pamela Boggan for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Kim Denise Thompson for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Terry Quates for possession of a controlled substance
  • Benjamin Armstrong for possession of a controlled substance
  • Shaina Hutcheson for possession of a controlled substance
  • Kelvin Seal for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Johnie Antawn Whatley for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance
  • Neketia Hatcher for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Joseph Udoh for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Lawrence Ball for two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Wilbert Shufford for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and selling alcohol without a license
  • Tricia Womack for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Jamie Kelso for possession of a controlled substance
  • Raymont Baugh for theft of property, third degree
  • Billy Herman Powell for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Shennardo Simmons for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • John L. Rudolph for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance
  • Christopher Albrittion for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Robert Jermaine Powell for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Harold Hall for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Reginald Green for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Tyler Faulk unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Shakeika Shawnee McWilliams for two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance
  • Denickolas Devonte Simmons unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance
  • Daunitavious Smith for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Ramethuis Waynielle Kemp for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Daniel Earl Longmire for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance
  • Delvon Dequintin Gaffney for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance