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Fayetteville Police Make Largest Drug Bust in City's History

Posted March 1, 2007

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— Fayetteville police have seized nearly one ton of marijuana, 26 kilograms of cocaine and more than $3 million in cash -- the largest drug bust in city history, police officials announced Thursday.

The department's Narcotics Vice Interdiction Team began its drug smuggling investigation in 2006. Police discovered a drug ring stretching from Texas to Fayetteville, which may have been operating for 20 years.

After partnering with federal drug enforcement agents, Fayetteville police seized drugs, cash, cars and houses. Ten people are now facing charges.

"It's the largest bust that I know of in Fayetteville in my 25 years," said Captain Bobby Chapman, narcotic vice supervisor.

The investigation began this past April when police witnessed 5 kilograms of cocaine being delivered to the home of one of the suspects in Fayetteville. The cocaine came from Porter, Texas, just north of Houston.

The Narcotics Vice Unit has intercepted a total of five deliveries for people who live in the city limits of Fayetteville.

Detectives discovered the majority of the suspects in the case attended the same high schools in Fayetteville in the late 1970s. On Feb. 21, police arrested Donald Wayne Miles at his Texas residence. Miles is facing federal drug charges for smuggling marijuana and cocaine from Texas.

Other individuals arrested were:

- Anor Burnside Jr., 25, of 7547 Carrollburg Drive, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 4/3/06
- Stanley W. Darrigan, 46, of 996 Hildton Drive, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 6/15/06
- Jeane Darrigan, 46, of 996 Hilton Drive, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 6/15/06
- William M. Darrigan, 25, of 996 Hilton Drive, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 6/15/06
- Harold M. Monsour, 47, of 1905 Morganton Road, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 6/15/2007
- Robert Hamilton, 47, of 343 Edinburgh Drive, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 1/18/2007
- Margaret L. Hamilton, 44, of 343 Edinburgh Drive, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 1/18/2007
- Anthony Russell Wolfe, 35, of 1217 Pamalee Drive, Fayetteville -- Arrest Date: 1/28/2007
- David E. King, Jr., 39, of 25809 Lake Water Drive, Huffman, Texas -- Arrest Date: 2/22/2007

All will be prosecuted in Fayetteville.
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  • Warden Mar 9, 12:52 p.m.

    A big thank you to the folks on the Narcotics team. Way to go, gang. Take that stuff, and the dealers involved down!

  • Love-Me-Or-Hate-Me Mar 8, 2:31 a.m.

    Damn its gonna be dry this month.....Gotta go somewhere else....lol

  • UPTOP Mar 7, 1:37 a.m.

    LOVECAROLINA...STAY STRONG, ATLEAST YOU MADE THE CAHNGE IN ORDER TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP FOR THE BETTER. EVERY ADDICT IS NOT THAT FORTUNATE.SOME WOULD RATHER TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT BY BLAMING THE SYSTEM FOR A HABBIT THEY DEDIDED TO HAVE.HOPFEFULLY ALL THAT WAS REPORTED IS TRULY ALL THAT WAS FOUND !!!! WHO KNOWS THESE DAYS...

  • Munchie Mar 6, 4:59 p.m.

    lovecarolina...glad you are staying clean!

    Think any of that 'cash' floated in some pockets??

  • North Carolina Native Mar 6, 8:27 a.m.

    lol Echo i was thinking something along those lines...

  • Crumps Br0ther Mar 5, 6:12 a.m.

    No wonder it was so dry this weekend!

  • jmcrainey09 Mar 2, 12:27 p.m.

    I've never heard of a case where a person just "stumbles" upon a drug dealer and decides to by a $50 rock of crack on a whim. Drugs sell themselves.

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Mar 2, 11:29 a.m.

    True it is your choice to smoke the crack and your choice to buy hte drug and your choice to continue to get high...BUT when I said it can find you, I have seen drug dealers seek out certain people, certain areas, during certain times of the months even NA meetings b/c they know what triggers some addicts and they prey on that lack of will and weakness. That is what I meant by that and that's not speculations that is something I hav witnessed working first hand w/substance abuse.

  • jmcrainey09 Mar 2, 11:19 a.m.

    well said k9cop. And I do wish all the best to Lovecarolina.

  • narck9 Mar 2, 11:15 a.m.

    Listen to this comment that was posted:

    "When you have a city with that large of a drug problem YES it will and can find you".

    It doesn't find you. You have to find it. God gave you a brain to make decisions with. If someone approaches and offers you a small white rock substance and tells you to put it in a pipe and smoke it, USE COMMON SENSE. Do not smoke it!!! Take personal responsibility for your actions.

    To lovecarolinagutters: Keep up the good work and stay clean. You deserve it.

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