Tip leads to arrests of 2 wanted men, 2 others, and large drug bust in Richlands

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies in Onslow County have arrested several people on drug charges after they got tips that wanted man was hiding in a Richlands home.

The tip to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office noted that a man with outstanding felony warrants was hiding out at a residence on Cherry Choke South in Richlands and that drugs were being sold by the residents living there.

On Tuesday, members of the Onslow County Drug Enforcement Unit, Warrant Squad and Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at the home, where they found 20-year-old Freddy Detres Jr., who had outstanding warrants for burglary, along with 20-year-old Devonte Dorrell Williams who had outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear. They also located 518.9 grams of marijuana, 84.4 grams of powder cocaine, 8.3 grams of Molly (MDMA) and $2,188 in U.S. currency. Williams’ girlfriend, Ariana Ruiz and another man, Tyler Glenn Seals, were also arrested on various drug charges.

They’re facing the following charges:

Freddy Detres Jr. of Jacksonville – First Degree Burglary

Devonte Dorrell Williams of Richlands – Trafficking Cocaine by Possession; Trafficking Cocaine by Manufacture; Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II; Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule VI (Marijuana); Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule I (Molly-MDMA); Maintain Dwelling for Controlled Substances; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Manufacturing Schedule I; Manufacturing Schedule II; Manufacturing Schedule VI; Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor.

19-year-old Ariana Ruiz of  Richlands – Trafficking Cocaine by Possession; Trafficking Cocaine by Manufacture; Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule VI (Marijuana); Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule I (Molly-MDMA); Maintain Dwelling for Controlled Substances; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Manufacturing Schedule I; Manufacturing Schedule II; Manufacturing Schedule VI; Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor.

21-year-old Tyler Glenn Seals of Richlands – Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule VI (Marijuana); Manufacture Schedule VI; Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia.

Each was taken before a magistrate and detained at the Onslow County Detention Center under the following bonds:

Detres – $75,000 secured
Williams – $115,000 secured
Ruiz – $73,000 secured
Seals – $7,500 secured

More arrests are expected in this case.

Anyone with information about criminal activity of these individuals may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit at 910-455-3113, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Information you provide that leads to an arrest and/or conviction may entitle you to a reward. Please refer to case 2016-16633 when calling.

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