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Special operations team 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 Aug. 27 through Sept. 2 special operations deputies issued 121 total traffic citations and charges and an additional 14 drug-related charges.

Deputies set up checkpoints on the west ramp of U.S. 74 to Mount Misery Road, the ramp to N.C. 133 to U.S. 74W, McLamb Road, U.S. 17 at the South Carolina state line, and N.C. 179. In addition to citations and arrests, drug agents seized marijuana, oxycodone, hydrocodone and Xanax.

The following suspects were charged:

•Ronald Cheers, 43, Supply, possession of one half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•William Tyler Byrd, 23, 109 Hawthorne Drive, Wilmington, possession of scheduled IV controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

•John Richard Biddix, 45, 309 W. Main St., Big Run, Pa., DWI, blood alcohol content (BAC) .11.

•Rafael Avecillas, 26, 1232 Summergate Drive, Valrico, Fla., DWI, BAC .11.

•Shawnice Smith, 26, 831 Weston St., Raleigh, possession of a half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Candy Glover, 22, 143 Harley Road, Mount Gilead, possession of schedule II controlled substance.

•Kenneth M. Sabatell, 19, 1051 Fayetteville Avenue, Calabash, possession of drug paraphernalia.

•LaKeith Stanley, 18, 2742 Alleyfield Lane, Bolivia, possession of a half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•James E. Miller, 42, 8921 Old Georgetown Road, DWI.

•Terry Piggot, Stevens Mobile Home Park, possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Ashley Ward, possession of a half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Dareth Dalles, possession of a half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Michael Ferguson, 19, 996 Mill Creek Road, Bolivia, driving after consuming, younger than 18, BAC .03.

•Steven Tyler Roberts, 20, 2137 Trout Ave., Supply, DWI, BAC .01, driving after consuming.

•Kenneth Wayne Hall Jr., 25, 5415 Palmers Branch Drive, Leland, DWI, BAC .08 and driving while license revoked.

 •Jimmy Darrell Home, 48, 144 Susan Road, Hamlet, DWI, BAC .15.