LPD arrest 11 in Friday drug sweep

The Linden Police Department arrested 11 people Friday morning within the city limits on drug charges.

The LPD has been working an undercover operation for the past seven months in which undercover operatives were used to purchase drugs within the city.

Arrest warrants were obtained for 11 people during the month of July and the warrants were served in the early morning hours Friday during an operation that began at approximately 5 a.m.

Those arrested for Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance were Joshua Miller, a 21-year-old white male of Thomasville, Willie Morgan, a 70-year-old black male of Linden, Quinton L. Daniels, a 23-year-old black male of Linden, Jeffery Rembert, a 54-year-old black male of Linden, Donald J. Baker, a 48-year-old white male of Linden, Mary A. Hunter, a 54-year-old white female of Linden, Tharon D. Thomas, a 39-year-old black male of Linden, Ada M. Jenkins, a 43-year-old black female of Linden, Selner Pickens, a 46-year-old black male of Linden and Alex White, a 30-year-old black male of Linden.

During the warrant sweep, the LPD arrested one individual for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Willie L. Lewis, a 30-year-old black female of Linden.

The department still has one outstanding warrant that was not executed during the pickup but are confident the arrest will come according to police chief Scott McClure.

McClure would like to thank his department for conducting a good, safe and well-planned operation.

“We would also like to let the public know that we are working everyday to make Linden a safe place to live by continuing to arrest the drug dealers in your neighborhoods,” McClure said. “This is a slow process, but please continue to contact this department with your information on these dealers. It’s your information that makes these arrests possible.”