Six people face drug charges
Published 12:38 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011
On Friday, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Unit arrested Wilbert Lee O’Neal Jr., 28, of 371 N.C. Highway 99 North, Pantego; Ronald Ray Davender, 56, of 1888 Swamp Road, Pantego; Mary Louise Davender, 59, of 7399 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego; Melvin Davender, 60, of 7399 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego; Ronnie Lee Cutler, 55, of 1886 Swamp Road, Pantego; and Willie Ralph Spruill Sr., 60, of Durham.
Their arrests stemmed from officers executing a search warrant at 1888 Swamp Road, Pantego, the residence of Ronald Ray Davender. As a result of the search, investigators seized more than 24 grams of cocaine, marijuana, digital scales, $1,097 and three firearms. Ronald Ray Davender, Mary Davender, Melvin Davender, Ronnie Cutler and Willie Spruill were each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ronald Ray Davender, Melvin Davender and Mary Davender were confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center, each under a $2,500 secured bond. Ronnie Cutler and Willie Spruill were released under $2,500 unsecured bonds.
Wilber O’Neal Jr. was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. O’Neal was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.