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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 8, 2015

Nineteen Face Federal Charges In Cumberland & Harnett Counties Cocaine And Crack Distribution Ring

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh returned a 39 count indictment (attached) and the defendants were arrested for conspiring to manufacture and distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack) in large quantities over a four plus years’ time frame.

The following people were indicted and arrested.

  • Lemont Jerrone Webb, aka “L Dawg” and “Mont”, 41, of Godwin, NC
  • Antoine Dewayne Myles aka “Twan”, 39, of Dunn, NC
  • Farrah Michelle Harrell, 37, of Durham, NC
  • Douglas Earl Register, 49, of Dunn, NC
  • John Bernard Taylor, Jr., 45, of Fayetteville, NC
  • Ronald Devon Pegues, 36, of Fuquay Varina, NC
  • Major Lewis Clark, Jr., 31, of Dunn, NC
  • Cleveland Myles, 49, of Dunn, NC
  • Larry Donnell Pearsall, 40, of Godwin, NC
  • Nathune Jamerson Myles, 39, of Godwin, NC
  • Adriann Roshanda Currie, 38, of Burlington, NC
  • Carlos Edward Carmelo, 36, of Fayetteville, NC
  • Tiwana Jennelle Smith, 36, of Dunn, NC
  • Christopher Lee Johnson, 45, of Fayetteville, NC
  • Maurice Shaunt Blanks, 30, of Roseboro, NC
  • Chapman Carroll, 31, of Godwin, NC
  • Janice Marie Smith, 51 of Fayetteville, NC
  • Harry Myles, Sr., 59, of Godwin, NC
  • Sophia Latrice Eaddy Myles, 33, of Fayetteville, NC

Harry Myles, Sr. and Sophia Latrice Eaddy Myles were charged with Money Laundering. The others listed above were charged with a Drug Distribution Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack).  Lemont Jerrone Webb and Antoine Dewayne Myles were also charged with both Drug Distribution and Money Laundering.

If convicted, the maximum penalties for the charged drug counts are life imprisonment, a $10 million fine, and a term of supervised release of not less than 5 years, following any term of imprisonment.  The maximum penalties for the money laundering charges are not less than 20 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine or twice the value of the property involved, whichever is greater, and up to 3 years supervised release following any term of imprisonment. 

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations.  The defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) and the United States Marshal’s Service (USMS).

Updated July 14, 2015