Macon County Sheriff's Office -- Announced on Face Book: On November 20th, 2019, in a county wide operation targeting many who have been involved in the sales and/or distribution of narcotics and absconding fugitives, officers with the Macon County Sheriff's Office, NC DPS Probation, NC State Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security conducted searches of residences, traffic stops and executed search and arrest warrants resulting in the arrest of 19 individuals within Macon County for narcotics related offenses and/or outstanding warrants. In addition to these 19 suspects, 4 others were being sought and as of this release there are three who continue to be listed as “Wanted Fugitives”.

1. James Homer Taylor –
Possession of Firearm by Felon (2), Possess Stolen Firearm, Sell/Deliver Heroin, Maintaining a Dwelling/Place Controlled Substances
$27,000 Secured Bond

2. Megan Thomas -
Sell/Deliver Heroin, Maintaining a Dwelling/Place Controlled Substances
$12,000 Secured Bond

3. Rita Lynn Webb –
Sell/Deliver Heroin
$10,000 Secured Bond

4. Crystal Ledbetter -
Possess Methamphetamine, Possess Heroin, Possess Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$7,000 Secured Bond

5. lan Thomas Spies -
Possess Methamphetamine, Possess Heroin, Possess Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$7,000 Secured Bond

6. Ryan Finn -
Maintaining a Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substances
$3,000 Secured Bond

7. Rita Morgan -
Possess Methamphetamine, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$3,500 Secured Bond

8. Byron Blue -
Possess Methamphetamine, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$3,500

9. Travis Zepeda
Possess Marijuana, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$1,500 Secured Bond

10. Dustin Hathcock -
OFA Contempt Order
No Bond

11. Ashley Vasallo -
OFA FTA (3)
$5,000 Secured Bond

12. Sheldon Bateman
OFA Felony Probation Violation (4)
$10,000 Secured Bond

13. Cameron Lee Holland -
Possess Methamphetamine, Simple Possession Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Possess Marijuana
$4,000 Secured Bond

14. Melissa Sue Heard -
Possess Methamphetamine, Posșeșs Drug Paraphernalia, OFA FTA
$3,500 Secured Bond

15. Donald Justus -
OFA FTA (2)
$1,000 Secured Bond

16. George Bell -
Possess Heroin, Simple Possession Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$4,000 Secured Bond

17. Kaz Heaton -
Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possess Methamphetamine, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$13,000 Secured Bond

18. Kelly Walker –
OFA Failure to Appear (2)
$1,000 Secured Bond

19. Melissa Barnes -
Possess Methamphetamine, Possess Drug Paraphernalia
$3,500 Secured Bond

At the conclusion of “Operation Zero Tolerance”, numerous individuals have been entered as “Wanted Fugitives”. Anyone with knowledge of the location of any of these below listed suspects whereabouts are encouraged to call 911 and provide additional information.

20. Kaitlin Fitzgibbons - (CAPTURED) 11-21-2019
Felony Escape from Custody. Fitzgibbons was Immediately transported to Central Prison to begin her active sentence of four months. Upon her release from DOC she will be transported back to Macon County to face multiple pending charges including escape.

21. Reyna Garcilita – “WANTED FUGITIVE” for
Trafficking Heroin, Felony Parole Violations

22. Jeremy Sanders – “WANTED FUGITIVE” for
Trafficking Heroin (2), Sell/Deliver Heroin,
Maintaining a Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substances (2)

23. Shawn Casey “WANTED FUGITIVE” for
Sell/Deliver Heroin, Maintaining a Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substances

*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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