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Police officers among 14 people convicted in major narcotics trafficking operation in Northampton County, NC

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 20:27:19-05

Northampton County, NC – Several law enforcement officers were among the 14 individuals who were convicted in a major drug trafficking operation in Northampton County, NC.

Officials say eight current and former law enforcement officers, four correctional officers and two others have been convicted for their roles in trafficking narcotics and proceeds.

Back in April of 2013, the FBI started an undercover investigation after learning about corruption within the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

They posed as members of a large-scale drug trafficking operation that transported kilogram quantities of drugs up I-95.

The defendants in the case pleaded guilty and admitted that they were recruited to work for the drug trafficking organization because of their positions as officers.

Officials say the officers took bribe payments in exchange for their participation in the operation. Some even carried guns at the time.

The following individuals pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of North Carolina:

• Lann Tjuan Clanton, a former correctional officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections, pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and firearm charges today;
• Ikeisha Jacobs, a former sergeant with the NCSO, pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy, firearm and bribery charges today;
• Jason Boone, a former captain with the NCSO, pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and bribery charges today;
• Adrienne Moody, a former correctional officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge today;
• Cory Jackson, a former deputy sheriff of the NCSO, pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge today;
• Jimmy Pair Jr., a former lieutenant with the NCSO, pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and bribery charges today;
• Curtis Boone, a former deputy sheriff with the NCSO, pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and bribery charges today;
• Alphonso Ponton, a former sergeant with the Virginia Department of Corrections, pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge today;
• Thomas Jefferson Allen II, a former sergeant with the NCSO, pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and bribery charges today;
• Wardie Vincent Jr., a former detective sergeant with the NCSO, previously pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and firearms charges;
• Alaina Sue-Kam-Ling, a former correctional officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, previously pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge;
• Kavon Phillips, a former correctional officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, previously pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge;
• Crystal Pierce, of Raleigh, North Carolina, previously pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge; and
• Tosha Dailey, a former 911 dispatch operator for Northampton County, previously pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge.