On July 24, 2012, members of the Newport Police Department Vice/Narcotics Unit, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, concluded a five-month undercover operation focusing on street level drug dealing within the City of Newport. A total of thirty-one arrest warrants and five search warrants were obtained for individuals who are suspected of dealing crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription Drugs. Several Vehicles and cash were seized. The investigation is ongoing.
Arrested During the sweep:
- William Young, DOB: 10/14/75 Possession w/Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine, Possession w/Intent to Deliver Cocaine, 3 Counts Controlled Substance Conspiracy 49 Hillside Ave. Newport
- Troy Butler, DOB: 03/21/74, 3 Counts Delivery of Cocaine ACI
- Damon Howard, DOB: 04/06/82 Delivery of Marijuana ACI
- Thomas Durand, DOB: 01/28/70 Delivery of Crack Cocaine 15 Meeting St. Newport
- Julius Taylor, DOB: 01/09/89 Delivery of Crack Cocaine 2 Counts, 84 Festival Field Newport
- David Albright, DOB: 09/26/81, Delivery of Crack Cocaine 15 Meeting St. Newport
- Luis Ayala, DOB: 03/06/88, Delivery of Crack Cocaine 2 Counts, Delivery of Marijuana, 25 Tilden Apt. 1 Newport
- Robert Evans, DOB: 09/09/82, Delivery of Crack Cocaine 23 Calvert St. Newport
- Rashaad Jenkins, DOB: 03/06/88 Delivery of Cocaine 4 Counts 20 Chapel St. #6
- Kerri Stevens, DOB: 12/06/84 Delivery of Cocaine 2 Counts 8 Spring St. Apt. A Newport
- James Bartlett, DOB:07/02/89, Delivery of Cocaine 2 Counts 4 Gunning Ct. Middletown
- Brad Hall, DOB: 06/04/92 Delivery of Marijuana 11 Ranger Rd. Newport
- Tyquan Mitchell, DOB: 09/26/91 Delivery of Crack Cocaine 2 Counts, Possession w/intent to Deliver Marijuana 108 Park Holm Newport
- Ian Collins, DOB: 02/20/81 Delivery of Cocaine 2 Counts, Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest, 75 Tilden Ave. Newport
- Alan Sanders, DOB: 03/12/85 Delivery of Marijuana 2 Counts, Possession of Marijuana 195 Admiral Kalbfus Apt. 20F
- Nikole Amaral, DOB: 07/02/92 Delivery of Crack Cocaine 15 Meeting St. Newport
- Nesta Gray, DOB: 09/10/81 Delivery of Marijuana 2 Counts 20 Chapel Terr. Apt 23 Newport
- Michael Anderson, DOB: 06/24/65 Delivery of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy 15 Meeting St. Newport
- Kashmira Diaz, DOB: 12/25/78 Conspiracy, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana 143 Third St. Apt 6A Newport
Persons arrested will be arraigned this morning at Newport District Court.
Information was provided by the Newport Police Department.