Police, ALE agents arrest 57 on 88 charges
Henderson police received assistance from North Carolina alcohol enforcement agents on a special operation to round up alcohol, drug and traffic violators over the weekend.
The state Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency joined officers of the Henderson Police Department on Friday and Saturday, making 57 arrests on 88 charges, according to Lt. Christopher Ball of the Henderson police.
Ball, in written comments, said the operation was labeled the Henderson Community Betterment Special Operation, and targeted violations that occur near where tobacco and alcohol sales take place.
Ball stated that police seized five firearms because of firearm infractions: five counts of carrying concealed weapons without a permit, a count of a minor having a firearm and a count of having a firearm without a serial number.
The members of the joint task force also served a federal arrest warrant, according to Ball, taking Jammee Duchea Terry, 21, of 2223 Oxford Road, Henderson, into custody, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
“Additional operations of this nature are planned in the future,” Ball wrote. “The HPD and the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency will continue to partner together to prevent the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors.”
Other charges included:
• Twelve misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession.
• Four counts of driving while license revoked.
• Two counts of cocaine for sale.
• Nine counts of having items for possible drug use.
• Six counts of having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
• One count of having alcoholic beverage as a minor.
• One count of consuming alcohol on an establishment’s premises.
• Nine operator license infractions.
• An expired registration infraction.
• Four operator insurance infractions.
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