Haywood County -- Haywood County Sheriff's Office -- NC Law enforcement officers seized more than 3.5 kilograms of methamphetamine and one kilogram of cocaine from a Haywood County residence earlier this week as part of a multi- jurisdictional narcotics investigation headed by the NC State Bureau of Investigation.

Please see the NC SBI press release below for further details.

Raleigh, NC – After an approximately seven-month long investigation, 26 people were arrested on Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th as part of a multi-jurisdictional operation that involved the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Asheville Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This large-scale narcotics investigation began in Henderson County and expanded into Buncombe, Haywood and Madison Counties.

The primary targets of this ongoing investigation, Fabian Carrillo Blas, Abel Carbajal and Mark Leman Tobe, conspired to distribute kilogram quantities of cocaine in western North Carolina, and utilized a large network of associates to do so. As a result of the investigation, approximately four kilograms of methamphetamine, 1½ kilograms of cocaine, smaller amounts of heroin pills and marijuana in addition to several firearms and more than $90,000 were seized.

The case culminated in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 23, 2019, with search warrants executed in multiple counties and the arrests of the following 26 individuals:

Fabian Carrillo Blas
H/M/DOB:11/20/1984
Charges:
• Multiple Counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Mark Leman Tobe
B/M/DOB:2/15/1976
Charges:
• Multiple Counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Abel Carbajal
H/M/DOB:6/20/1973
Charges:
• Multiple Counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office

Daniel Castro Luna
H/M/DOB:4/11/1984
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine (multiple counts)
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Salvador Jaime Ramirez Blas
H/M/DOB:10/20/1976
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Jazmin Jauregui Ruelas
H/F/DOB:
Charges:
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Crystal Surrett Shaw
B/F/DOB:5/10/1982
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Terrence Termain-D Lynch
B/M/DOB:3/18/1995
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Rodney Deshawn McDay
B/M/DOB:1/16/1980
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Kinta Phenique Bowditch
B/F/DOB:4/29/1977
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Tony Darnell Peppers
B/M/DOB:10/8/1970
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Purvis Mack Tobe
B/M/DOB:4/23/1945
Charges:
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Alonso Carbajal
H/M/DOB:2/6/1998
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office

Marisela Mendoza
H/F/DOB:1/22/1979
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office

Jose Octavio Navarro
H/M/DOB:1/10/1991
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Dezmon Kenzil Woodyard
B/M/DOB:1/13/1988
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Jonathan Winston Flowers
B/M/DOB:12/18/1978
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Emanuel McClendon Graves
B/M/DOB:1/29/1977
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Reginald Tyrone Logan
B/M/DOB:4/30/1977
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Brandon Louis Houston
W/M/DOB:7/28/1988
Charges:
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Luis Christopher Alatorre Raygoza
H/M/DOB:10/11/1993
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office

Miguel Angel Martinez Salgado
H/M/DOB:
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office

David Anaya
H/M/DOB:7/14/1983
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Stephen Lamont Evans
B/M/DOB:6/13/1972
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Omar Arredondo Moreno
H/M/DOB:7/25/1984
Charges:
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Angela Crystal Clemmons
B/F/DOB:10/23/1972
Charges:
• Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
• Aid and Abet a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (A/A CCE)
*Mug shot can be obtained from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

The following agencies served as the primary investigators:

Asheville Police Department (APD)
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO)
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI)
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The following agencies assisted with arrests, search warrants and/or provided information which aided in the investigation:

United States Secret Service (USSS)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO)
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO)
Haywood County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO)
Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)
Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO)
Black Mountain Police Department (BMPD)
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office (South Carolina) (OCSO)
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO)
Cherokee Indian Police Department (CIPD)
Swain County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO)
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

This investigation is ongoing. Additional drug/trafficking charges and/or arrests may be forthcoming. No additional information is available at this time.


*Editor's Note: A criminal charge is an accusation, by law, a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven in a court of law.


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