Durham men held on drug, other charges
Special agents with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Law Enforcement section arrested six suspected drug dealers, including two from Durham, in Willow Spring on Thursday. The agents confiscated drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen guns, ammunition and cash.
ALE’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, or FAST, specializes in tracking down violent absconders from the Department’s Community Corrections section. FAST was tracking Jeffrey Dawes, 20, of Durham, who was considered dangerous and wanted on probation violations and numerous other crimes including assault by pointing a gun, second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by felon, possession of a stolen firearm and child abuse.
FAST tracked the suspect for six weeks before obtaining a search warrant for 9509 Kennebec Road, Willow Spring, where they found Dawes and the other men. ALE special agents arrested the three residents at the Kennebec house, Jamaal Rasheed, 31; Olujid Onisade, 34; and Darnee Michael Washington, 24. Also arrested at the address were Gregory Schweikert, 21, of Switzerland and Joseph “Eddo” Gill, 33, of Durham.
The six men were taken to the Wake County Jail. An outstanding warrant remains for another resident of the Kennebec house, Jason F. Carter, 30.
ALE special agents with the Raleigh district office and an Adult Correction drug dog team participated in the search of the house and cars. Agents confiscated for evidence $6,340, marijuana, 49.5 pills, an industrial press (kilo), digital scales, a stolen 9 mm handgun, a .45-caliber handgun, one vehicle and various weapon magazines and ammunition.
The Durham men arrested and their charges were:
- Jeffrey Dawes, 20, 209 North Driver St., bond -- $922,000. Wanted for outstanding warrants for second-degree kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun, possession of firearm by felon, possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts), resisting a police officer (two counts), driving while license revoked (four counts), possession of stolen firearm, reckless driving, felony fleeing to elude with a motor vehicle (three counts), communicating threats, child abuse, injury to real property (two counts), possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, misdemeanor probation violation -- assault on a law enforcement officer.
New charges were possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Joseph “Eddo” Gill, 33, 5111 Old Well St., bond -- $200,000
Wanted for outstanding warrants for Driving while impaired (OFA) and felony probation violations -- possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule I controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance.
New charges were Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of marijuana and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.