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The major drug crackdown nets $1.93 million worth of meth and 14 arrests

North Carolina officials said 14 people were arrested and approximately 24 pounds of meth worth $1.97 million snagged in a large drug bust.

(Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office)

Approximately 24 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1.97 million were seized after a period of six months nvestigation in North Carolina.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 14 people were arrested after a search warrant was carried out in a meth trafficking case, Fox 46 Charlotte reported. They are facing several charges, including conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and aiding and abetting criminal enterprise.

A woman was charged with harboring a fugitive.

In addition to the illegal drugs, 43 firearms were seized in the course of the search warrant.

The police said more arrests are expected.

The 14 people arrested were:

– Alison Michelle Smith, 51, of Old Fort, charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, and continuing criminal enterprise. Issued a $5 million bond.

– Ashlea Hawkins, 34, of Mooresboro, charged with aiding and abetting ongoing criminal organization and conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. Issued a $1 million bond.

– Robin Ann Rhyne, 54, of Ellenboro, charged with aiding and abetting ongoing criminal organization and conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. Issued $1 million bonds

– Tonya, Chris-Ann Mullinax, 40, of Rutherfordton, charged with helping/aiding and abetting a continuing criminal organization and conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. Issued $1 million bonds

– Ruben Guzman, 26, of Spartanburg, SC, charged with helping/aiding and abetting ongoing criminal enterprise, two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, and two counts of trafficking meth. Issued $5 million bond.

– Wesley Chad Smith, 42, of Mooresboro, accused of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. Issued a $500,000 bond.

– Andy Darren Green, 49, of Bostic, charged with helping/aiding and abetting ongoing criminal enterprise, and two counts of conspiracy to traffic meth. Issued a $1 million bond.

– Deirdre Diane Pearson, 38, of Mooresboro, charged with the help of aiding and abetting ongoing criminal enterprise, and two counts of conspiracy to traffic meth. Issued a $5 million bond.

– Joshua Michael “Bubba” Lipe, 37, of Old Fort, charged with helping/aiding and abetting ongoing criminal enterprise, and two counts of conspiracy to traffic meth. Issued $5 million bond.

– Tracey Lynn Arnold, 54, of Mooresboro, charged with helping/aiding and abetting ongoing criminal organization and conspiracy to traffic meth. Issued a $1 million bond.

– Dustin Bo Pearson, 30, of Forest City, accused of conspiracy to traffic meth. Issued $1 million bond.

– Dennis Eugene Medley, 35, of Mooresboro. Charged with conspiracy to traffic meth. Bond unknown.

Roman – Guzman, 27, Lexington, SC, accused of conspiracy to traffic meth. Released on $500,000 bond.

– Cody Lee Migala, 27, of Mooresboro, charged with harboring a fugitive. Held under a $1,000 bond.

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