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20 arrested on drug distribution charges

Published 2:52pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Twenty people have been arrested following a 14-month undercover drug operation by the Demopolis Police Department called “Operation Gemini.”

The operation concluded Nov. 20 with the arrest of 18 people on distribution of controlled substance charges, including marijuana, crack cocaine and prescription drugs.

Those arrested include:

•Robert Johnson, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Brenda Lee Harris, four counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Jennifer Clair Martin, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Willie Washington, one count of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Juan Tino McClain, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Brad Andrew Braxton, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Gregory Hildreth, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Loyd Ahmad Hammad, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Willie Barnett, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Juan Demetric Huitt, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Marcus Jermaine McKinley, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Syler Montrelle Daniels, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Eric Maricue Elmore, four counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Kevin Lamont Shaw, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Otis Collier Jr., one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Beverly Thrasher, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Ernest Glenn Bryant, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Travis Wesley, four counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Two others were arrested earlier but were still part of the operation. They were:

•Johnny Monghan, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

•Derrick Haywood, one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Demopolis Police Department Chief Tommie Reese said that other arrests are expected as officers continue to pick up suspected drug dealers. He said while this operation is coming to a closing, another one began several months ago.

The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the Marengo County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Beverage Control Board (ABC), the Fourth Circuit Drug Task Force and the Selma Police Department assisted DPD with the operation.

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