Two seen doing drugs in restaurant parking lot; woman arrested

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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On Wednesday, May 25, around 10:24 a.m., Davie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to two females using drugs in the parking lot of McDonalds in Mocksville.

A deputy located the two females in the parking lot a short time later in a blue passenger car. The Deputy observed illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle and detained both females, said Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs.

While deputies detained the operator of the vehicle, Tina Arlene Restivo, they located black tar heroin in her possession. During the vehicle search, deputies located several plastic baggies containing white powder, suspected to be fentanyl, along with other drug paraphernalia.

The other female was released.

Restivo was placed under arrest and transported to the Davie County Detention Center where she was charged with 2 counts of Felony Trafficking opium or heroin, 1 count of Felony Possession with intent to manufacture, sale, deliver schedule 1 controlled substance, 1 count of Felony Possession with intent to manufacture, sale, deliver schedule 2 controlled substance, 1 count of Felony maintaining a vehicle to sell controlled substances, and 2 misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Restivo received a $300,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 2 in Davie District Court.

After Restivo’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at her residence off Draughn Lane, Mocksville. Two firearms were located inside Restivo’s bedroom that she shares twith her boyfriend, Jonathan Jermaine Johnson, who was on scene during the execution of the warrant, Jacobs said.

Restivo and Johnson are convicted felons, not allowed to be in possession of firearms. Johnson was charged with felony possession of firearm by felon and given a $3,500 secured bond.

“This is still an on-going investigation with more charges to come,” Jacobs said.

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