More than a dozen crooked cops arrested in multistate drug ring

More than a dozen crooked cops arrested in multistate drug ring
Mug shots of those arrested in Operation Rockfish (Photo source: FBI)

In a nation that has been plagued by illegal drugs and the associated violence, citizens turn to cops for assistance and protection, Now, once again, the nation’s faith has been misplaced as more than a dozen cops have been busted in a multistate drug ring in Virginia and North Carolina. The undercover operation, called “Operation Rockfish,” has been ongoing for about a year and a half.

Thomas Walker, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, said multiple people were arrested in a major sting of cocaine and heroin operations. They were charged with trafficking cocaine and heroin up and down the I-95 corridor in North Carolina. Among those arrested were eight current or former officers, three correctional officers, two Virginia prison employees and a 911 dispatcher.

Northampton County, North Carolina, Sheriff Jack Smith was shocked as 11 of his officers were caught in the sting by the FBI, DEA and other agencies. “I’m hurt and surprised. I’m shocked and appalled at these types of indictments. We can’t tolerate this type of behavior, especially from law enforcement. They’ve let me down. They’ve let the sheriff’s office down. They’ve let the citizens down as well as their families. Most of them have children and they’ve let them down as well,” Smith told the media.

More arrests are anticipated as the investigation is ongoing. The blow to the Northampton County Sheriff’s office was particularly devastating since the staff consists of 35 deputies and the arrest of five deputies was shocking.

The names of those arrested are as follows:

  • Ikeisha Jacobs, 32, a deputy with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jason Boon, 29, a Northampton deputy
  • Jimmy Pair, 48, a Northampton deputy
  • Curtis Boone, 31, a Northampton deputy
  • Thomas Jefferson Allen II, 37, a Northampton deputy
  • Wardie Vincent Jr., 35, a former Northampton deputy
  • Cory Jackson, 43, formerly with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Antonio Tillmon, 31, a Windsor City policeman
  • Adrienne Moody, 39, a North Carolina correctional officer
  • Alaina Sue Kamling, 27, a North Carolina correctional officer
  • Kavon Phillips, 25, a North Carolina correctional officer
  • Lann Tjuan Clanton, 36, a correctional officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections
  • Alphonso Ponton, 42, a Virginia correctional officer
  • Tohsa Dailey, 31, a 911 dispatch operator for Northampton County
  • Crystal Pierce, 31, of Raleigh, North Carolina

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Jerry Moss
Jerry Moss
Feb 17
Just a friendly reminder to all that lionize every single police officer out there.
Antoine Hardy
Antoine Hardy
Feb 17
i knew it was NC
Carla
Carla
Feb 17
#FTP #FILTHY
PT
PT
Feb 17
Get scum off the streets...now we need to get the sambo cops, the rapists and the racist trash cops then and only then...#codeblue
Scooba Webb
Scooba Webb
Feb 17
money is the root of all evils
Edward Lewis
Edward Lewis
Feb 17
Oh you said it at the core!
John Anthony John
John Anthony John
Feb 17
Good Job. Thin Blue line
Andria Poteat Horn
Andria Poteat Horn
Feb 17
They need to come to my county and bust them here..its bad...I would never trust a police..i have seen to much here in my county..its a real shame because it makes the good ones look bad..just sad..
Timothy Harris
Timothy Harris
Feb 18
@Andria Poteat Horn
Corrupt police. F**k the police! Thats why they're so hated!
haley hughes
haley hughes
Feb 17
u guys r giving good cops a bad name
Arthur Wright
Arthur Wright
Feb 17
PT you the one who sounds racist! You said sambo cops!
Lisa S. Graves
Lisa S. Graves
Feb 17
they need to check out Montgomery County in Virginia....
Love Yourself
Love Yourself
Feb 17
great!expose the wicked for what they really are
william sayers
william sayers
Feb 17
do bad.... you will get bad time
ASinnerFullofFaults
ASinnerFullofFaults
Feb 17
heroes...
Calvien Montio
Calvien Montio
Feb 17
embarrassing
Ben Robinson
Ben Robinson
Feb 17
Two whites out of 14 people, what does that tell you,?
Sis White
Sis White
Feb 17
@Ben Robinson
how about saying what you mean. i see theam all wrong all bad police. thank you
Lenora Bowden
Lenora Bowden
Feb 17
even with dirty cop's why is it the blacks out number the whites. If you think the numbers are wrong TYPE yes
Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller
Feb 17
They did this to them selves.
Rebecca Carreño
Rebecca Carreño
Feb 17
OBAMA LOL all you want JUST know there are Americans who shook our heads at your in conceded notion of being who? t first mixed President,,, Trump
Rebecca Carreño
Rebecca Carreño
Feb 17
obama isn't all black and he's ñot t first mixed President either,,, u-tube Tavis Smiley&Prince