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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently launched its newest law enforcement initiative, the K-9 enforcement team.
The team, comprised of five K-9 officers and their dogs, is similar to the sheriff’s office community policing program, which targets areas with high crime and drug activity, but the K-9 enforcement team is its own patrol division.
The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.
Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 51 calls last week, issued 17 uniformed citations and made four drug arrests.
From July 14-20, officers focused on the following areas: Pinecrest, Calabash; North Mulberry Road, Shallotte; Turkey Trap Road, Supply; Seashore Road, Supply; Cedar Hill; U.S. 17; Shell Point Road, Supply; Mount Misery Road, Leland; Long Beach Road, Southport; Carolina Place; Sea Pines, Dutchman Acres; Beach Drive; Bricklanding Road.
In addition, officers had driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Hale Swamp Road, Chapel Loop and Eastwood Roads, Lincoln Road, Carolina Place, Dutchman Acres, McMilly Road; Shell Point Road, Marlow Road, Longwood and Marlowtown Road.
K-9 officers issued the following citations:
•Alton Lawrence Walters, 48, of 2051 Elk Road SW, Supply; charged with simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers also cited for driving while license revoked, fictitious registration plate, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding, improper brake lights and failure to pull over for an emergency vehicle.
•George Fitzgerald Fenderson, 40, of 716 Princess St., Wilmington; cited for displaying a fictitious registration plate.
•Heidi Lynn Kaufman, 48, of 387 Eastwood Lane SE, Leland; cited for expired inspection sticker.
•Cody Wayne Allen, 18, of 106 Summer Salt Lane, Carolina Beach; cited for no seat belt.
•Keisha Denise Davis, 24, of 597 Tree Acres Circle, Calabash; cited for child safety seat violation.
•Ricky Dale Ward, 51, of 242 Larkspur Lane, Southmont; cited for no inspection.
•Boyce Albert Cox Jr., 53, of 6300 Wright Road, Kannapolis; cited for no driver’s license.
•Pedro Morales, 16, of 4677 C Filmore, Wilmington; cited for no driver’s license.
•Christopher Scott Waggoner, 28, of 1458 Troy Place SW, Supply; cited for fictitious registration and expired inspection.
•Ciara Glasscock, 19, of 958 St. Andrews, Wilmington; cited for driving while license revoked.
•Louis Fernando, 23, of 1120 Village Road, Leland; cited for no driver’s license.
•Claudia V. Alvarez, 28, of 9396 Green Loop Road NE, Leland; cited for no driver’s license.
•Jeremy Fregeau, 23, of 2140 Dogwood Lane, Longwood; cited for speeding and no seat belt.
•William Brandon Taylor, 22, of 5416 Big Oak Court, Shallotte; cited for expired inspection and expired registration plate.
•Jeremiah Dale Formyduval, 19, of 4481 Babson Road, Ash; cited for being less than 21 years old and attempted to purchase a malt beverage.
•David Eric Woodard, 35, of 23 John Gore Road, Nakina; cited for no driver’s license.
•Jose Luis Perez Resendiz, 24, of 6520 Ocean Aire Road, Ocean Isle Beach; cited for no driver’s license.