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10 arrested after 'Operation Insider' in Walthourville

Francine Mayfield, (Source: Walthourville PD) Francine Mayfield, (Source: Walthourville PD)
(Source: Walthourville PD) (Source: Walthourville PD)

Ten people were arrested after a Walthourville Police Department sting.

According to the department, the arrests are a part of phase one of "Operation Insider", targeting numerous suspects dealing narcotics.

These people are now sitting behind bars after the three month investigation. The undercover operation started because of citizen complaints over drug dealing.

Marijuana, crack-cocaine, cocaine and more was confiscated during the sting.

According to Walthourville Police Chief, Bernie Quarterman, the suspects are facing multiple charges including possession and distribution.

The operation was led by the chief and every officer in the small department.

"We received multiple citizen and eye witness complaints and time was of the essence to address this issue before it got out of hand. We felt that if we let this continue on, it may end in violence,” said Chief Quarterman.

Francine Mayfield, Lewis Richardson and Avea Johnson are all wanted on drug charges.

If you know where they are, call police.

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