Eight arrested on drug charges in 4th round of Operation Spotlight

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) —  Eight people have been arrested in the fourth round of Operation Spotlight.

The operation is a collaboration between the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, the Morehead City Police Department and Havelock Police Department to target drug dealers.

The following suspects have been arrested on the following charges:

Katlynn Marie Garabedian, 21, Havelock, NC
Bond: $9,000 secured
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, sell a schedule VI controlled substance, and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance.

Justin Roger Griffith, 38, Newport, NC
Bond: $15,000 secured
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, sell methamphetamine, deliver methamphetamine, and conspiracy to sell methamphetamine.

Nickolas Robert Hinson, 20, Atlantic Beach, NC
Bond: $30,000 secured
Four counts of sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, and one count of maintaining a vehicle for sell of a controlled substance.

Duane Lee Montford, 24, Newport, NC
Bond: $15,000 secured
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, sell heroin, and deliver heroin.

Jordan Isaac Royal, 20, Emerald Isle, NC
Bond: $20,000 secured
One count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver MDMA
and sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance.

Autumn Lynn Taylor, 22, Newport, NC
Bond: $2,000 secured
Two counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a
schedule VI controlled substance, one count each of sell a schedule VI controlled
substance, deliver schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for sell of a
controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia

Monica Lyn Wells, 33, Newport, NC
Bond: $10,000 secured
One count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver
methamphetamine and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a
controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a child care center

Dylan Bernie White, 28, Newport, NC
Bond: $15,000 secured
One count of possession of methamphetamine.

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