Cocaine investigation searches net 8 arrests, officials say

Cocaine investigation searches net 8 arrests, officials say
Top: John L. Griffin, Shanaya Edgell, Chanel Marx, Anthony Evans Bottom: Larry Johnson, Spring Everingham, Andre Crockett, Darryl James

A drug investigation netted eight arrests in Rock County Tuesday, officials said.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said its special investigations unit, with assistance from the Safe Streets Task Force, served two search warrants in the city of Beloit.

According to the report, police searched a home in the 1300 block of Broad Street and another home in the 1700 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The search warrants were part of an ongoing investigation into the manufacturing and delivery of crack cocaine.

About 100 grams of crack cocaine, more than $2,000 and numerous items of paraphernalia were seized, officials said.

John L. Griffin, 59, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver cocaine 15-40g, three counts of delivery of cocaine less than 1g, felony possession of THC, maintaining a drug vehicle and 10 counts of felony bail jumping.

Chanel C. Marx, 25, was arrested on possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.

Shanaya D. Edgell, 27, was arrested on suspicion of maintaining a drug house, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing and felony bail jumping.

Anthony L. Evans, 37, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police and a probation violation.

Darryl James, 48, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Larry Johnson, 57, was arrested on suspicion of a probation violation.

Spring M. Everingham, 39, was arrested on suspicion of a probation violation.

Andre D. Crockett, 45, was arrested on a probation violation.

Police said the eight men and women arrested were taken to the Rock County Jail. The sheriff’s office said Griffin, Marx, Edgell and Evans will make their initial appearance in court on Thursday at 3 p.m. Officials also said the drug investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

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