Twenty-five charged with drug violations after night clubs raided


WINSTON SALEM — Twenty-five individuals were arrested for drug violations tonight, after multiple law enforcement personnel executed three search warrants at ABC mixed beverages licensed establishments.

The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch joined resources with the Winston-Salem Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Kernersville Police Department to conduct an investigation aimed at reducing illegal drug sales in ABC licensed outlets in Forsyth County. The investigation was initiated after citizen and local law enforcement complaints were received regarding illegal drug activity occurring at ABC licensed outlets.

The searches were conducted at the following three locations and resulted in seizures of heroin, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, opium, prescription pills and marijuana — Club Risque, 5910 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club, 1007 Salisbury Ridge Road, Winston-Salem; and Filly’s Gentlemen’s Club, 400 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem.

This investigation was conducted as part of ALE’s Community Betterment Initiative which identifies communities in North Carolina where the quality of life for the citizens is disrupted by drugs, gangs, and violence in their neighborhoods. ALE agents worked closely with local law enforcement during the investigation.

As a result of the investigation arrest warrants were issued for 25 employees totaling 122 criminal charges. A 30-day suspension of the ABC permits were issued by the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission for Club Risque, Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club and Filly’s Gentlemen’s Club under North Carolina General Statue 18B-904 (e)(4).

Reports of the alleged violations will be submitted to the ABC Commission by ALE for further action against the ABC permits.

ALE Special Agent in Charge Mike Yates said “This coordinated effort should serve notice to ABC licensed establishments that illegal drugs sales will not be tolerated.”

The following employees of Club Risque were charged with criminal violations:

• Destiny N. Welch, 22, of Pfafftown, trafficking by possession opium/oxycodone, trafficking by sale opium/oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone (three counts), knowingly allow drug violation (five counts), sell/deliver oxycodone (two counts), sell/deliver heroin (two counts), possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin (two counts), drug paraphernalia (two counts), possession of heroin.

• Sierra Robertson, 21, of Jamestown, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Christopher J. Brennan, 37, of Kernersville, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, conspire to sell/deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Anna M. Stanley, 33, of Trenton, South Carolina, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation (two counts), sell/deliver clonazepam, possession with intent to sell and deliver clonazepam,

• Ana Livingston, 21, of King, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Sarah Simmons, 33, of Dobson, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Steven Gregg Lyons, 39, of State Road, knowingly allow drug violation.

The following employees of Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club were charged with criminal violations:

• Russell J. Caudle, 36, of Boonville, sell/deliver marijuana (two counts), possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana (two counts), drug paraphernalia (two counts), knowingly allow drug violation (two counts).

• Savanna M. Varga, 20, of Greensboro, sell/deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, drug paraphernalia, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Jennifer L. Smith, 25, of Winston-Salem, sell/deliver marijuana (two counts), possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana (two counts), drug paraphernalia, knowingly allow drug violation (three counts), sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone.

• Christian A. Caesar, 23, of Clemmons, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, conspire to sell/deliver marijuana, drug paraphernalia.

• Mandy C. Lawson, 26, of Mocksville, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone (two counts), knowingly allow drug violation (two counts), trafficking by possession opium/oxycodone, trafficking by sale opium/oxycodone.

• Madysen L. Cook, 20, of Lewisville, sell/deliver Xanax, possession with intent to sell and deliver Xanax, sell/deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, knowingly allow drug violation (two counts).

• Olivia N. Martinez, 33, of Winston-Salem, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, sell/deliver Xanax, possession with intent to sell and deliver Xanax, knowingly allow drug violation (two counts).

• Lashanda L. Cutchin, 36, of McLeansville, possession of marijuana.

• Porsha Malika Yvette Dorty, 23, of Durham, possess schedule IV controlled substance.

The following employees of Filly’s Gentlemen’s Club were charged with criminal violations:

• Kelly R. Weiss, 37, of High Point, sell/deliver oxycodone (two counts), possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone (two counts), knowingly allow drug violation (two counts).

• Maigan B. Conklin, 23, of Winston-Salem, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Olivia N. Martinez, 33, of Winston-Salem, trafficking by possession opium/oxycodone, trafficking by sale opium/oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Chauntelle D. Tribbitt, 28, of Winston-Salem, sell/deliver oxycodone (two counts), possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone (two counts), knowingly allow drug violation (two counts).

• Christy Paschal, 32, of Winston-Salem, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Anastasia Hansen, 27, of Winston-Salem, sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone, knowingly allow drug violation, possession of marijuana.

• Angela M. Vaqzuez, 38, of Winston-Salem, sell/deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocainem, drug paraphernalia, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Adam Bridges, 26, of North Wilkesboro, conspire to sell/deliver cocaine, knowingly allow drug violation.

• Rebecca L. Seding, 32, of Winston-Salem, possession of marijuana, possession of schedule IV controlled substance (alprazolam).

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

Elkin Tribune
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