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10 facing 62 felony charges in major Franklin County bust, deputies say

LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) -

Ten suspects were arrested Friday on 62 felony drug-related charges in Franklin County, officials say.

The operation was called "Tip Line" and officials say the info that led to the arrests was "the direct result of information provided by the citizens of Franklin County."

The operation started after "numerous" complaints to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

The suspects range in age from 21 to 58. Three are from Zebulon, two from Louisburg while others are from other area towns, including Wake Forest.

According to deputies, here is a list of those arrested, their charges and bond amounts:

Kamia Oshea Jones, 21, of Zebulon

Jones is charged with sell cocaine (3 counts), possess with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine (3 counts), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling cocaine (3 counts).
Jones was held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Travis Wesley Jones, 39, of Bunn
Jones is charged with sell cocaine (2 counts), possess with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine (2 counts), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling cocaine (2 counts).

Jones is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $50,000
secured bond.

Jerrick Lemont Ellis, 39, of Zebulon

Ellis is charged with sell cocaine (3 counts), possess with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine (3 counts), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling cocaine (3 counts), possession of cocaine.

Ellis is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $50,000
secured bond.

David Sidney Smith, 23, of Louisburg
Smith is charged with sell heroin (1 count), possess with the intent to sell and deliver heroin (1 count), maintain a vehicle for the purpose of selling heroin (1 count).

Currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $50,000
secured bond.

Anthony Callie Proctor, 39, of Zebulon

Proctor is charged with sell marijuana (3 counts), possess with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana (3 counts), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling marijuana (3 counts).

Proctor was held in the Franklin County Detention Center under $35,000 secured bond.

Thomas Joseph Wilkins, 22, of Youngsville

Wilkins is charged with sell marijuana (2 counts), possess with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana (2 counts), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling marijuana (1 count).

Wilkins is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond.

Shawn Andre Alston, 44, of Kittrell

Alston is charged with sell cocaine (3 counts), possess with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine (3 counts), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling cocaine (3 counts), possess heroin (1 count), possess cocaine (1 count), resist, delay and obstruct, simple possession of marijuana.

Alston is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $155,000 secured bond.

Julia Jones Tharrington, 58, of Wake Forest

Tharrington is charged with sell and deliver heroin (1 count), possess with intent to self and deliver heroin (1 count), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling heroin (1 count).

Tharrington is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Timothy Mark Shearin, 48, of Louisburg

Shearin is charged with trafficking, opium or heroin (3 counts), maintain a dwelling for the purpose of selling controlled substance (1 count).

Placed in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.

Donathan Domica Perry, 41, of Franklinton

Perry is charged with trafficking, opium or heroin (4 counts), maintain a vehicle for the purpose of selling controlled substance (1 count).

Placed in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.


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