Local/State

Police perform nightclub raid in Johnston County

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Law enforcement officials charged 17 people after raiding a Johnston County nightclub Friday night.

Officials served a warrant at The Ranch located at 200 Graham Street in Selma at 10:30 p.m. after a six-month investigation.

During the investigation, ALE agents found that employees were regularly selling illegal drugs, engaging in prostitution and other sex offenses, and violating the alcoholic beverage control laws. Those arrested or ticketed range in age from 19 to 62 years old.

The investigation is ongoing and officials said numerous additional arrests are expected. Prescription pills, powder MDMA, and cocaine were seized during the raid.

"This joint operation shows the good citizens of Selma we are not going to tolerate the illegal activities going on in this establishment or any other," said Captain R.A. Cooper of the Selma Police Department. "I believe this will send a message to any business in our town if you are engaging in criminal activity, you could be next."


Those charged are:

  • Gabrielle A. Graham, 19, of Clayton
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes the fondling of the breasts on his ABC licensed premises.
  • Robert G. Blackmon, 49, of Kenly
    4 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    1 count - it shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of the controlled substances, gambling, or prostitution statutes, or any other unlawful acts to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
  • Miguel A. Gonzalez, 44, of Goldsboro
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of the controlled substance, gambling, or prostitution statutes, or any other unlawful acts to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
  • Stephen L. Finch, 28, of Wilson
    1 count - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    1 count - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of the controlled substances, gambling, or prostitution statutes, or any other unlawful acts to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
  • Matthew Lee Mayle, 37, of Raleigh
    1 count - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
  • Tonia M. Mayle,40, of Raleigh
    1 count - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
  • Heather Darden, 24, of Goldsboro
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment by any person whose genitals are exposed on the ABC licensed premises.  
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes or simulates sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, oral copulation, flagellation, or any act that includes or simulates the penetration, however slight, by any object into the genital or anal opening or a person's body on the ABC licensed premises.
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes the fondling of the breasts on his ABC licensed premises.
  • Leshae Niquole Doremus, 23, of Smithfield
    1 count - Solicit crime against nature
    1 count - Crime against nature
    1 count - Solicitation for prostitution or assignation
    2 counts - (felony)  conspiracy to sell and deliver a controlled substance (marijuana)
    1 count - (felony) Possession with the intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine)
    1 count - (felony) Sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Cocaine)
    2 counts - (felony) Possession with the intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance (marijuana)
    2 counts - (felony) Sell and deliver a controlled substance (marijuana)
    16 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    16 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment by any person whose genitals are exposed on the ABC licensed premises.  
    16 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes or simulates sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, oral copulation, flagellation, or any act that includes or simulates the penetration, however slight, by any object into the genital or anal opening or a person's body on the ABC licensed premises.
    10 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of the controlled substances, gambling, or prostitution statutes, or any other unlawful acts to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    16 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes the fondling of the breasts on his ABC licensed premises.
  • Shiquita M. Council, 24,  of Dunn
    1 count - possession with the intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone)
    1 count - sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone)
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of the controlled substances, gambling, or prostitution statutes, or any other unlawful acts to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    1 count - Possess a schedule II controlled substance
  • Kristen Lynn Barnes, 24, of Clayton
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    3 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment by any person whose genitals are exposed on the ABC licensed premises.  
    3 counts - it shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes or simulates sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, oral copulation, flagellation, or any act that includes or simulates the penetration, however slight, by any object into the genital or anal opening or a person's body on the ABC licensed premises.
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes the fondling of the breasts on his ABC licensed premises.
  • Bikramjit Singh, 52, of Smithfield
    2 counts - Keep, setup, maintain and operate a place and building for the purpose of prostitution and assignation.
  • Leah C. West, 28, of Selma
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of the controlled substances, gambling, or prostitution statutes, or any other unlawful acts to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment by any person whose genitals are exposed on the ABC licensed premises.  
    2 counts - it shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes or simulates sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, oral copulation, flagellation, or any act that includes or simulates the penetration, however slight, by any object into the genital or anal opening or a person's body on the ABC licensed premises.
    2 counts - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow or engage in any conduct or entertainment that includes the fondling of the breasts on his ABC licensed premises.
    1 count - Solicit crime against nature.
    1 count - Solicitation for prostitution or assignation
  • Danny Ray Dixon, 62 of Princeton
    1 count - It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his agent or employee to knowingly allow any violation of Chapter 18B of the North Carolina Criminal Statutes to occur on the ABC licensed premises.
  • Filibert Rodriguez, 31, of Kenly
    1 count - Possess with intent to sell and deliver cocaine
  • Ebony Larose, 31, of Fayetteville1 count - Possess cocaine

    1 count  Possess drug paraphernalia
  • Brandy Soto, 19, of Four Oaks
    1 count - Purchase a mixed beverage while being less than 21 years of age.
  • Michelle Lee, 33, of Wendell
    1 count - Sell a mixed beverage to a person under the age of 21

See It On TV | Report A Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts | Send us photos
Follow @abc11 on Twitter  |  Become a fan on Facebook

(Copyright ©2014 WTVD-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more Local/State »


Tags:
north carolina news, johnston county news, local/state
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement