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Washington Police drug roundup leads to nine arrests

By Michael Hennessey
Published On: Apr 09 2013 05:08:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 05 2013 06:13:24 PM CDT
WASHINGTON, BEAUFORT COUNTY -

Washington Police arrested nine people on drug or firearm-related charges in less than a week, with three more arrests expected.

Officers obtained warrants for the 12 suspects on Monday, April 1, as a result of an undercover operation that lasted several months. 

"A lot of time goes into it,” said Commander Lt. William Chrismon. “We want the drug dealers to stay off the streets and out of Washington."

Police said six of those arrested were charged with intent to sell or deliver either marijuana, cocaine, or heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, park, or daycare.

"Look at all the stuff happening in the schools and stuff,” said David Dewitt, w ho lives in Washington. “Then with the drugs on top of it, you know, it's crazy."

"Obviously, drugs are illegal so if they're doing it [and] they get caught, that's their problem,” said resident Gray Peedin.

Below are the list of suspects who've been arrested so far:

Ernest Sanchez Moore, 26, of West 13th St., was charged with felony manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000.

Miko Elizabeth Hardy, 36, of West 13th St., was charged with felony manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substance. His bond was set at $10,000.

Ronnie Eugene Knight, 54, of Harvey St., was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,500.

Tevin Demitrus Tobin, 22, of Plant St. was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine within 1,000 feet of a daycare, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resist public officer. His bond was set at $3,000.

James Earl Staton, 40, of Greenville, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin (33 units) within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $20,000.

Robert Rafael Clark, 24, of West 8th St., was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine within 1,000 feet of a daycare, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000.

Arthur Lee Moore, 62, of James Dr., was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,000. 

Kolron Marcell Moore, 31, of Park View Dr., was charged with three counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  His bond was set at $12,000. He was arrested on Tuesday by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

Kareem Amean Saleeby, 63, of Nicholson St., was arrested for felony possession of firearm by a felon. His bond was set at $7,500. Officers seized seven firearms: four pistols, two shotguns, and one rifle.