Arrest in shooting leads to bust of suspected motel drug ring

By on September 17, 2013


Marcus Antonio Logan.

An investigation into last week’s shooting on Roanoke Island has led state and local authorities to a suspected drug ring operating out of a Nags Head motel and the arrest of eight people, including one believed to be connected to the Bloods street gang.

Among those arrested Monday was Marcus Antonio Logan, 26, of Happy Home Road in Tyner on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, according to a statement from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspected gang member was jailed in the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $255,000 bond.

Thursday’s shooting injured one victim, who was treated at The Outer Banks Hospital and released.

After serving a warrant on Logan, who was also a suspect in a continuing Dare County Narcotics Task Force investigation, authorities rounded up another seven people on various charges, the statement said.

All but one were being held in the detention center:

• Jessica Lea O’Neal, 33, of Currituck — conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine. Bond, $5,000.

• Shelby Tyler Midgett, 28, of N. Holiday Road, Rodanthe — outstanding warrant for felony probation violation. Bond, $5,500.

• Samuel Lavelle Jenkins, 26, of Francis Drake Street, Roanoke Island — outstanding warrant for conspiracy to traffic heroin. Bond, $25,000.

• Issac Stewart, 21, of Arbor Drive, Roanoke Island — outstanding warrants on five counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Bond, $7,500 bond

• Robert Tedrick Dough, of E R Daniels Road, Wanchese — conspiring to sell or deliver heroin. Bond, $7,000 bond.

• Adrienne Nicole Robbins, 33, of E R Daniels Road, Wanchese, conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin. Bond, $50,000.

• Ashley Mae McCarter, 22, of Barlow Street, Roanoke Island — conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin. She was released on $2,500 bond.

The task force is made up of Dare sheriff’s deputies, the Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department, the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement.

“This is an example of the type of working relationship we have developed with the local Police Departments and State law enforcement agencies in our county,” Sheriff J.D. “Doug” Doughtie. “Teamwork here has resulted in the arrest of a dangerous suspect, and the disruption of a major drug dealing operation.”

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