5 Month Drug Investigation Leads To Arrests

A five month undercover operation by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division has led to the arrest of two Smithfield residents.

Authorities said they made several undercover purchases of cocaine during the operation that concluded on Friday with the arrests of 38 year-old Roy Edward Watson Jr. of Ash Street and 33 year-old Kelvin Javon Watson of Michael Lane.

Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said both men were in the possession of cocaine when they were arrested by narcotics officers.

Roy Watson faces more than a dozen drug related charges. Kelvin Watson was arrested on one felony drug offense.