7 arrested for selling drugs near Tabor City in joint FBI operation


COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Seven Columbus County, North Carolina residents were arrested Wednesday in a coordinated multi-agency operation for allegedly selling narcotics in Columbus County near Tabor City, according to a press release from the FBI. One suspect is still being sought by authorities.

The following individuals have been charged in relation to the investigation:

  • Justin Lee Myers, 33, of Myrtle Beach
  • Cortney Lemar Phillips, 30, of Loris
  • William Cedric Gore, 35, Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Bobby Jermaine Kinlaw, 28, of Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Craig Eugene Ritter, 28 of Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Darriel Scott, 53 of Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Jennifer Colorado Wells, 38 of Loris
  • Teeya Reeves Scheer, 42 of Whiteville, North Carolina

According to the press release, Myers, Phillips, Gore, Kinlaw, Ritter, Scott, and Wells were charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and marijuana. Myers and Scheer are charged with five-counts of money laundering, the FBI says.

Cortney Phillips is still at large and is being sought by law enforcement. The suspects were taken into custody Wednesday morning in Columbus County, North Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina.

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