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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Robert J. Higdon, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Don Connelly

Federal Drug and Violent Crime Enforcement Operation Nets 18 Defendants Wanted for Guns, Drug and Other Charges

NASHVILLE – As part of Take Back North Carolina Initiative, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announces that several cocaine and heroin centered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Operations (OCDETF), as well as, violent crime enforcement operations resulted in the arrest of eighteen (18) defendants for outstanding federal charges in a coordinated warrant enforcement operation.  Also, at least one defendant related to this operation was found to be in the custody of the North Carolina Department of Corrections and will now face federal prosecution.  A federal detainer has been filed against this subject. 

In addition to the federal arrests, thirteen (13) defendants were arrested for outstanding state charges in connection with this operation.

This operation was conducted as part of the Eastern District of North Carolina Take Back North Carolina Initiative which brings the full weight and resources of the federal court system in the fight against crime in Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, and Pitt Counties in partnership with The District Attorney’s Office as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement.

The following individuals were charged by way of Criminal Indictment.  The individual charges for each defendant is contained in the parenthesis following the personal information.

  • Marquavious Harold Carr, 29, of Elm City, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute One Hundred (100) Grams or More of Heroin, Twenty-Eight (28) Grams or More of Cocaine Base (Crack), and a Quantity of Cocaine and Marijuana)
  • Angelo McKinley Cooper, 29, of Rocky Mount, NC (Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Ronnie Renault Foreman, 39, of Greenville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Aiding and Abetting)
  • Terance Earl Foreman, 33, of Greenville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Aiding and Abetting)
  • Cohn Deangelo Hinton, 48, of Rocky Mount, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Five Hundred (500) Grams or More of Cocaine, One Hundred (100) Grams or More of Heroin, and a Quantity of Cocaine Base (Crack) and Marijuana)
  • Keyonta Tarezze Langley, 30, of Greenville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • De’Andre Anthony Lucas, 28, of Wilson, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack) and Heroin)
  • Shaquandra McAllister, 28, of Wilson, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Twenty-Eight (28) Grams or More of Cocaine Base (Crack), and a Quantity of Cocaine and Heroin)
  • Marquice Quashawn McCoy, 30, of Rocky Mount, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack) and Heroin)
  • Trawn Joval Rodgers, 38, of Greenville, NC (Distribution of Cocaine)
  • Kendrick Dequan Rogers, 25, of Raleigh, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Five Hundred (500) Grams or More of Cocaine, Twenty-Eight (28) Grams or More of Cocaine Base (Crack), One Hundred (100) Grams or More of Heroin, and Marijuana)
  • Travis Kwymaine Ruffin, 28, of Wilson, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack) and Heroin)
  • Michael Speight, 26, of Elm City, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack))
  • Rodney Durrell Thomas, 20, of Elm City, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute One Hundred (100) Grams or More of Heroin, Twenty-Eight (28) Grams or More of Cocaine Base (Crack), and a Quantity of Cocaine and Marijuana)
  • Monte Marquis Thorne, 42, of Rocky Mount, NC (Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Cocaine Base (Crack); Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Brendon Rashad White, 20, of Wilson, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Five Hundred (500) Grams or More of Cocaine, One Hundred (100) Grams or More of Heroin, and a Quantity of Cocaine Base (Crack) and Marijuana)
  • Jazmein Jaquae Wiggins, 39, of Rocky Mount, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition)
  • Marcus Antwan Wiley, 29, of Elm City, NC (Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin)

The charges and allegations contained in the indictments are merely accusations.  The defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The enforcement operation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF), the United States Marshal Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Wilson Police Department, Rocky Mount Police Department, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Tarboro Police Department, Spring Hope Police Department, Nashville Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Greenville Regional Drug Task Force, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina Seventh Prosecutorial District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Probation Office.

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