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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

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The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

From June 4-10, special operations set up checkpoints on Town Creek Road, George II Highway, Shallotte rest area, N.C. 133, U.S. 74-76 on-ramp, Shallotte Point Loop and Piggott roads, N.C. 179, McLamb Rod, Green Hill Road and No. 5 School Road.

Deputies issued 175 total citations, including 10 driving while impaired (DWI) charges.

The following suspects were charged:

•Connie Butler, 47, of 1646 Little Shallotte River Drive, was charged with DWI.

•Christopher Lee Powell, 41, of 1391 East Drive, Shallotte, was charged with DWI.

•Bryan Joseph Powell, 40, of 1391 East Drive, Shallotte, was charged with aid and abet DWI.

•William Page Inman, 53, of 5981 Old Highway 74 in Evergreen, was charged with DWI.

•Robert Barton, 40, of Calabash, was charged with DWI.

•Kelly Whitaker, 47, of Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with DWI.

•Krystal Rique Morales, 24, of 4654 Norwich Road, Wilmington, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Michael S. Jolly, 30, of 751 Macon Lane, Calabash, was charged with DWI.

•Melissa Aughtry, 39, of 1360 Sandy Ridge Way, Leland, was charged with DWI.

•Christina Mathie, 39, of 815 Village Road, Leland, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Tiffany M. Hertz, 27, of 1012 Tidings Road, Leland, was charged with DWI.

•Taylor Buffkin, 18, of 1716 Pearlie Court, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

•Jordan Buffkin, 21, of 1716 Pearlie Court, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

•Phil Marlow, 64, of 5375 Marlow Road, Ash, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

•Samuel Wilson, 27, of Little River, S.C., was charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Randy N. Pearson, 39, of 96 Madison St., Shallotte, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

•Wesley K. Adkins, 23, of 2521 Barracuda St., Supply, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•James B. Carroll, 45, of 4405 East Port, Little River, S.C., was charged with DWI.

•Kenneth Kelly, 32, of 287 Post Oak Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Timothy Walters, 31, address not available, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Felicia Tharpe, 35 of 260 Union School Road, Shallotte, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Georgia C. Lewis, 19, of 6312 Stapleton Road, Wilmington, was charged with provisional license DWI and open container.

•Laura M. Hall, 16, of 91 Broken Spur Court, Rocky Point, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.