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Special operations report

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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 Oct. 8-14 special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Mount Pisgah Road, McMilly Road, Old Ocean Highway, Seashore Road and Boones Neck Road.

The following suspects were charged:

Rico Tyron Davis, 25, Wilmington, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked.

Joseph Whitaker Jr., 20, Bolivia, possession of a half-ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dewey Earl Rhodes, 62, Holden Beach, DWI.

Joshua M. Potter, 31, DWI and driving while license revoked.

Keith Benny Ludlum, 34, Supply, DWI and open container.

Thomas Vincent Merrick III, 20, Navassa, possession of drug paraphernalia.

 Erick Jermonia Gibbs, 22, Wilmington, possession of a half-ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.