Four more arrests made in Pill Sweep

Published 1:32 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Joshua Brigman (left), Julie Brockway, Jacylen Rousin and Ricky Scorborough.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four more suspects in Operation Pill Sweep.
Jacylen Rousin, of 285 Fairview Rd. in Fairview, N.C., was arrested and charged with two counts of selling/delivering marijuana and two counts of child abuse.
Ricky Jason Scorborough, of 107 Sourwood Ln. in Flat Rock, N.C., was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
Joshua Allard Brigman, of 117 Pilot Mountain Rd. in Hendersonville, N.C., was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
Julie Ann Brockway, of 217 Countryside Dr. in Rutherfordton, N.C., was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rousin, Scorborough and Brigman were arrested last Friday, June 3 and Brockway was arrested on Monday, June 6.
Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill said the outside Polk County residents were transporting and selling illegal substances to Polk residents. Brockway, whose address is in Rutherfordton, actually resides within Polk County.
The operation has involved the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Veteran’s Affairs, the Buncombe County and Spartanburg County, S.C. sheriff’s offices.
Hill said arrests will continue to be made over the next several weeks. The sheriff’s office estimates it has purchased approximately 2,000 illegal prescription pills during the undercover operation that began nine months ago. More than 20 suspects are expected to be arrested.
Hill said many charges have involved drugs besides illegal prescription medications, including cocaine, heroin, opium and marijuana. A couple of suspects have also been charged with child abuse, because of illegal transactions being done in the presence of children, according to Hill.
Rousin was released on a $2,500 bond and Scorborough, Brigman and Brockway were released on $1,000 bonds each.

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