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Pinellas Sheriff Charges 22 in Drug Bust

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Deputies arrested 22 suspects racking up 58 total charges during “Operation End of the Roadway” that targeted a group running an illegal drug operation out of two Rodeway Inn hotels in Clearwater, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

CLEARWATER – Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies arrested 22 people and accused them of being part of a drug ring run out of a Clearwater motel.

The arrests came after an investigation, “Operation End of the Roadway,” that started in January and is continuing, deputies said.

The investigation began when narcotics detectives noticed an uptick in calls for service from two Rodeway Inn hotels in Clearwater. During the course of the investigation, detectives say they tracked the drug activity in the hotels located at 16405 U.S. 19 N and 28596 U.S. 19 N in Clearwater. Over the course of about four months, 34 suspects engaged in drug activity with undercover detectives leading to a total of 58 criminal charges, deputies said. The illegal substances that were purchased during the operation included: a .22 caliber revolver, crack cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, LSD, marijuana, morphine, and Xanax totaling about $10,940.

Deputies say there will be more arrests.

Those arrested:

Richard J. Allen | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Richard J. Allen

Richard J. Allen, 37
Address: Transient
Charges: 1 count of sale and delivery of Xanax, 1 count of possession of Xanax

Lori J. Alvarez | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Lori J. Alvarez

Lori J. Alvarez , 54
Address: 66038 Baker Road, Pinellas Park
Charges: 2 counts of sale or delivery of controlled substance, 2 counts possession of controlled substance

Tremayne L. Armstrong | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Tremayne L. Armstrong

Tremayne L. Armstrong, 33
Address: 5004 9th Ave. S, Apt. B, Gulfport
Charges: 2 counts of sale or delivery of crack cocaine, 2 counts of possession of crack cocaine

Bobby L. Bailey | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Bobby L. Bailey

Bobby L. Bailey, 33
Address: 1744 N Fort Harrison Ave., Apt. 14, Clearwater
Charges: 1 count of possession of controlled substance, 1 count of sale of crack cocaine, 1 count of possession of crack cocaine

Regan Benton | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Regan Benton

Regan Benton, 35
Address: 16405 U.S. 19 N, Unit 212, Clearwater
Charges: 2 counts possession of crack cocaine

Crystal Callahan | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Crystal Callahan

Crystal E. Callahan, 26
Address: Transient
Charges: 1 count of possession of crack cocaine

Cherokie Carter | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Cherokie Carter

Cherokie L. Carter, 27
Address: 8991 Ridge Road, Seminole
Charges: 1 count of possession of hydromorphone

Maxfield R. Chudy | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Maxfield R. Chudy

Maxfield R. Chudy, 21
Address: 679 Channing Drive, Palm Harbor
Charges: 1 count of sale or delivery of crack cocaine, 1 count of sale or delivery of heroin, 1 count of possession of crack cocaine, 1 count of possession of heroin

Adam M. Dearth | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Adam M. Dearth

Adam M. Dearth, 24
Address: 16405 U.S. 19 N, Room 108, Clearwater
Charges: 2 counts of possession of crack cocaine

Dustin G Debellis | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Dustin G. Debellis

Dustin G. Debellis, 31
Address: 10684 108th St. N, Seminole
Charges: 1 count of possession of methamphetamine, 1 count of sale or delivery of methamphetamine

Shawn Allen Dunaway | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Shawn Allen Dunaway

Shawn A. Dunaway, 22
Address: 1230 Cross St., Largo
Charges: 1 count sale or delivery of crack cocaine, 1 count sale of counterfeit drug, 1 count of possession of crack cocaine

Shawn Michael Fecura | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Shawn Michael Fecura

Shawn M. Fecura, 32
Address: 3305 Camilia Place, Largo
Charges: 1 count possession of Xanax, 1 count sale of Xanax, 1 count possession of cocaine, 1 count sale of cocaine, 1 count possession of methamphetamine, 1 count sale of methamphetamine

Steven Edward Fecura | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Steven Edward Fecura

Stephen E. Fecura, 32
Address: Transient
Charges: 1 count of petit theft

Christopher Norman Johnson | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Christopher Norman Johnson

Christopher N. Johnson, 34
Address: 513 6th Ave. NE, Apt. D, Largo
Charges: 1 count of sale or delivery of morphine, 1 count of possession of controlled substance

Alton Lesane | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Alton Lesane

Alton Lesane, 52
Address: 4470 57th Ave. N, St. Petersburg
Charges: 2 counts of sale of crack cocaine, 2 counts of possession of crack cocaine

Arthur Bernard Morrison | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Arthur Bernard Morrison

Arthur B. Morrison, 32
Address: Transient
Charges: 1 count of possession of crack cocaine

Alfonso J. Ortiz | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Alfonso J. Ortiz

Alfonso J. Ortiz, 27
Address: 105 N Evergreen Ave., A, Clearwater, FL
Charges: 2 counts of possession of marijuana (more than 20 grams)

Charlie Simmons | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Charlie Simmons

Charlie Simmons, 24
Address: 11173 51st Ave. N, St. Petersburg
Charges: 2 counts of possession of controlled substance, 2 counts of sale or delivery of controlled substance

Dajon Dreshaud Tennell |Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Dajon Dreshaud Tennell

Dajon D. Tennell, 18
Address: 800 Jurgens St., Clearwater
Charges: 3 counts of sale or delivery of crack cocaine, 3 counts of possession of crack cocaine

Yamaira Ivette Vargas | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Yamaira Ivette Vargas

Yamaira I. Vargas, 25
Address: 1404 San Juan Court. Clearwater
Charges: 2 counts of sale or delivery of cocaine, 2 counts of possession of cocaine

Joseph Robert Vincent | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
Joseph Robert Vincent

Joseph R. Vincent, 44
Address: 11604 108th Place, Largo
Charges: 2 counts of possession of methamphetamine, 2 counts of sale or delivery of methamphetamine, 2 counts of felon in possession of a firearm, 2 counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, 1 count of sale of a counterfeit substance, 1 count of sale of Xanax, 1 count of possession of Xanax

David Lee Walker | Pinellas Sheriff | Crime
David Lee Walker

David L. Walker, 27
Address: 28596 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater
Charges: 1 count of possession of crystal methamphetamine, 1 count of sale or delivery of methamphetamine

For information about the Pinellas County Sheriff, go to pcsoweb.com.

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Deputies arrested 22 suspects racking up 58 total charges during "Operation End of the Roadway" that targeted a group running an illegal drug operation out of twol Rodeway Inn hotels in Clearwater, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
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