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Tips lead to arrests, police chief applauds tipsters

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Shawnee Otto Jennings, who also goes by the street name of Frank White, was charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of marijuana, and trafficking schedule 1. Shawnee Otto Jennings, who also goes by the street name of Frank White, was charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of marijuana, and trafficking schedule 1.
Michael Davis was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Davis was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Area residents fed up with crime in their neighborhoods gave tips that led to two men being arrested on Friday.

The Wilmington Police Department received tips about illegal activity, and following a two week investigation, 32-year-old Shawnee Jennings and 36-year-old Michael Davis were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges.

Shawnee Otto Jennings, who also goes by the street name of Frank White, was charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of marijuana, and trafficking schedule 1.

Michael Davis was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Chief Praises Tipsters

Chief Ralph Evangelous of the Wilmington Police Department was proud of those responsible for the tips leading to the arrests. "These arrests show that residents are tired of crime in their neighborhoods," Evangelous said.  He continued, "We applaud their efforts and encourage residents to keep calling in crime tips. When we work together we can make our neighborhoods safer."

Friday's arrests were made possible by the FBI Safe Street Task Force made up of Wilmington Police Officers, New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies and federal officers.

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