Five arrested in Fayetteville drug bust

Right to left, top to bottom: Devin Byers, Jamal Johnson, Rochelle Byers, Daniel Smith, Lafayette Avery
April 12, 2010 9:14:25 AM PDT
Police say a search warrant served Friday in the Foxfire neighborhood netted five arrests along with weapons and drugs.

A SWAT team helped in the bust at 300 Longbranch Court. Officers say they watched men weighing and bagging drugs in the front yard of the home.

Among the items seized were marijuana, crack cocaine, and 19 weapons - including a fully automatic AK-47 assault rifle.

Charged are:

  • Devin Byers, 20, for possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, and conspiracy to sell narcotics.
  • Jamal Johnson, 24, for possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, and conspiracy to sell narcotics.
  • Rochelle Byers, 71, for possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana.
  • Daniel Smith, 22, for possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, and conspiracy to sell narcotics.
  • Lafayette Avery, 20, for possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, and conspiracy to sell narcotics.

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