Suspected drug ring busted at Clearwater hotels

- A drug ring was busted and 22 suspects arrested Friday by Pinellas County sheriff's deputies. 

Detectives with the sheriff's office said a total of 58 charges resulted from the raid, which was part of a 5-month investigation called "Operation End of the Roadway."

Officers targeted a group suspected of dealing drugs from the Rodeway Inn hotel at 16405 U.S. Highway 19 in Clearwater and at the Rodeway Inn hotel located at 28596 U.S. Highway 19, also in Clearwater.

The investigation began in January, 2016, when narcotics detectives said they noticed an uptick in calls from the two Rodeway Inn locations.

Detectives said they began tracking the drug activity at the hotels and undercover officers engaged 34 suspects in illegal activity, including buying or selling a .22 caliber revolver, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, LSD, marijuana, morphine and Xanax. Transactions totaled almost $11,000.

The suspects arrested during "Operation End of the Road" are listed below, with charges. They were all transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

Richard J. Allen, 37, transient
Charges: 1 Count of Sale and Delivery of Xanax, 1 Count of Possession of Xanax

Lori J. Alvarez, 54, Pinellas Park
Charges: 2 Counts of Sale or Delivery of Controlled Substance, 2 Counts Possession of Controlled Substance

Tremayne L. Armstrong, 33, Gulfport
Charges: 2 Counts of Sale or Delivery of Crack Cocaine, 2 Counts of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Bobby L. Bailey, 33, Clearwater
Charges: 1 Count of Possession of controlled substance, 1 Count of Sale of Crack Cocaine, 1 Count of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Regan Benton, 35, Clearwater
Charges: 2 Counts Possession of Crack Cocaine

Crystal E. Callahan, 26, transient, 
Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Cherokie L. Carter, 26, Seminole
Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Hydromorphone

Maxfield R. Chudy, 21, Palm Harbor
Charges: 1 Count of Sale or Delivery of Crack Cocaine, 1 Count of Sale or Delivery of Heroin, 1 Count of Possession of Crack Cocaine, 1 Count of Possession of Heroin

Adam M. Dearth, 24, Clearwater
Charges: 2 Counts of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Dustin G. Debellis, 31, Seminole
Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Methamphetamine, 1 Count of Sale or Delivery of Methamphetamine

Shawn A. Dunaway, 22, Largo
Charges: 1 Count Sale or Delivery of Crack Cocaine, 1 Count Sale of Counterfeit Drug, 1 Count of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Shawn M. Fecura, 32, Largo
Charges: 1 Count Possession of Xanax, 1 Count Sale of Xanax, 1 Count Possession of Cocaine, 1 Count Sale of Cocaine, 1 Count Possession of Methamphetamine, 1 Count Sale of Methamphetamine

Stephen E. Fecura, 32, transient
Charges: 1 Count of Petit Theft

Christopher N. Johnson, 34, Largo
Charges: 1 Count of Sale or Delivery of Morphine, 1 Count of Possession of Controlled Substance

Alton Lesane, 52, St. Petersburg
Charges: 2 Counts of Sale of Crack Cocaine, 2 Counts of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Arthur B. Morrison, 32, transient
Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Alfonso J. Ortiz, 27, Clearwater
Charges: 2 Counts of Possession of Marijuana (more than 20 grams)

Charlie Simmons, 24, St. Petersburg
Charges: 2 Counts of Possession of Controlled Substance, 2 Counts of Sale or Delivery of Controlled Substance

Dajon D. Tennell, 18, Clearwater
Charges: 3 Counts of Sale or Delivery of Crack Cocaine, 3 Counts of Possession of Crack Cocaine

Yamaira I. Vargas, 25, Clearwater
Charges: 2 Counts of Sale or Delivery of Cocaine, 2 Counts of Possession of Cocaine

Joseph R. Vincent, 44, Largo
Charges: 2 Counts of Possession of Methamphetamine, 2 Counts of Sale or Delivery of Methamphetamine, 2 Counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 2 Counts of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, 1 Count of Sell of a counterfeit substance, 1 Count of Sale of Xanax, 1 Count of Possession of Xanax

David L. Walker, 27, Clearwater
Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine, 1 Count of Sale or Delivery of Methamphetamine

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