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So far 10 people have been arrested on drug charges by the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office through Operation Generation Decline, which began Thursday morning.


According to a press release from the department, officers with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, along with N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement officers, met in Danbury on Thursday to begin Operation Generation Decline. After a briefing, officers were sent out into communities across the county to attempt to arrest suspected drug dealers and users.


Operation Generation Decline was a result of a series of undercover investigations by the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division spanning several months. The sheriff’s office had assistance from N.C. ALE and the Surry County Sheriff’s Office during their investigation.


Thirteen suspects face a total of 47 criminal charges in connection with the operation. At this time, 10 of the suspects have been arrested with officers following up with information in an attempt to arrest the remaining suspects.


Sheriff Mike Marshall called this drug investigation “Operation Generation Decline” because of the different ages of suspects that were arrested. The suspects have birth dates that range from the 1940s up to the 1990s. Marshall stated that this shows how drugs are affecting all generations in society today. Marshall went on to say that drugs are not just affecting the younger generation, but seniors as well. He noted that not just one type of drug was seized but various types of drugs.


The following people have been arrested so far as a result of Operation Generation Decline:


• William Dean Lineback, 53, of 1010 Ratts Road, Mount Airy, charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a drug house. Bond is $1,500 unsecured.


• Walter Rufus Collins, 68, of 5379 NC 89 Hwy. West, Westfield, charged with trafficking opium by possession, trafficking opium by selling, trafficking opium by delivery, and maintaining a drug house. Bond is $25,000 secured.


• Johnny Wayne Hairston, 40, of 2213 Hickory Fork Road, Walnut Cove, charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, maintaining a drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $1,000 unsecured.


• Jon Taylor Griffin, 28, of 1040 Pink Smith Road, Walnut Cove, charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $500 secured.


• Robin Dorsey Sessoms, 43, of 254 Easter Air Lane, Sparta, charged with trafficking opium by possession, trafficking opium by transportation, maintaining a drug vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $75,000 secured.


• Patrick Ryan McGraw, 32, of 1012 Frans Road, Westfield, charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $5,000 secured.


• Sharon Vaden Mitchell, 43, of 1036 Bolejack Road, Germanton, charged with trafficking opium by possession, trafficking opium by selling, trafficking opium by delivery, maintaining a drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $75,000 secured.


• Everett Lee Green, 47, of 1085 Riverview Road, Walnut Cove, charged with manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance; maintaining a drug house; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $2,500 secured.


• Lisa Ann Inman, 43, of 1085 Riverview Road, Walnut Cove, charged with manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance; maintaining a drug house; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $1,500 secured.


• Nancy Kathlene Hall, 41, of 7297 Hwy. 8 South, Germanton, charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a drug vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is $5,000 unsecured.


First court date for those arrested is set for June 20.

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