January 20, 2010
Twelve people in Orange County are under arrest on drug charges.
Many of the alleged drug dealers lived in quiet neighborhoods just blocks away from the Orange County Elementary School.
Peliso Avenue residents Howard and Bridget Henderson were arrested Jan. 13 for allegedly dealing cocaine. Howard also faces child endangerment charges.
Residents told CBS19 that Peliso Avenue is generally a safe place -- members of law enforcement live there.
Kelli Becker and Zonchez Deberry were also arrested on cocaine distribution and child endangerment charges. They live on Porterfield Drive, feet from where children play.
"I mean, I think it's unusual for there to be as big a problem as there is in a little town like this one, for here and Gordonsville, but I mean, it is what it is, you know?" Orange resident Chris Leach said. "It's a problem that needs to be dealt with, and people are doing what they can to stop it. But there's only so much that the law enforcement can do around here.
Just down the road from where Leach works on Monrovia Road, Cynthia and Michael Williams were arrested on the same day on cocaine charges. Cynthia also faces prescription narcotics charges.
"I think it needs to be cleaned up, but at the same time, I mean people are going to do it," Leach said. "Even if they bust a million people, people are still gonna do it."
Six others in Orange were also arrested on multiple drug charges. They are:
-- Gregory Seldon Deberry, 49, of North Madison Road on two counts of distribution of cocaine;
-- Kimberly Ellen Beard, 42, of Spicer's Mill Road on five counts of distribution of prescription narcotics, distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute prescription narcotics;
-- Wayne Tyrone Morris, 44, of Belleview Avenue on two counts of distribution of cocaine;
-- Ethel Selina Ciarlante, 27, of Governor Kemper Lane on nine counts of distribution of cocaine;
-- Wendy Ann Lloyd, 44, of Hook Road on two counts of distribution of prescription narcotics and conspiracy to distribute prescription narcotics; and
-- Jacob Garner III, 25, of Lakeview Parkway on distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuana.
Residents say they are glad their neighborhoods are a little safer but are unsure if the problem will go away.
Authorities are also looking for Dorian Taylor, who is charged with distributing cocaine. He is 36 years old from Orange County. If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact Crime Solvers at 540-672-7200.