Yearly Archives: 2018

METH TRAFFICKER SENT TO PRISON

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico Superior Court yesterday, JOEL PADILLA-GALVES, 49, who resided in Minnesott Beach, was convicted of trafficking in methamphetamine and was sent to prison for 70 to 93 months. The charge resulted from a joint operation conducted by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. The investigators conducted two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Padilla-Galves in a shopping center parking lot in Grantsboro. Police th…

Goodbye Aycock, Hello Graham! Statue for Evangelist? Sure!

But no need to knock out former Governor News Commentary RALEIGH – Yes, the good ole North State has embraced political correctness, like much of the nation. This week our Lieutenant Governor, Dan Forest, sent a letter (see Page A-15) to the Architect of the U.S. Capitol encouraging the process to begin for replacing the Governor Charles B. Aycock statue with that of the Reverend Billy Graham. The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is composed of statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. Limited to two statues per-state, th…

21 criminal suspects were arrested and charged for use and distribution of illegal drugs

Over the past several weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has been actively working several known drug dealers operating within our communities. During this operation, deputies conducted traffic stops, completed controlled purchases utilizing undercover agents, and conducted search warrants at residences that were involved in the use and distribution of illegal drugs. During the operation 21 criminal suspects were charged and several others are expected to be arrested in the coming days. Those arrested were: 1. Manuel Sawyer (11/30/1958) 219 Cowell Rd, Bayboro, NC Char…

Sheriff Asa Buck and District Attorney Scott Thomas Help Lead State’s Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis through the North Carolina Law Enforcement Opioid Task Force

BEAUFORT, NC – Sheriff Asa Buck and District Attorney Scott Thomas are helping shape North Carolina’s response to the opioid epidemic through a statewide task force facilitated by Attorney General Josh Stein. The North Carolina Law Enforcement Opioid Task Force is helping coordinate and support the efforts of local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities to confront the opioid epidemic. The group – which includes representatives from more than 30 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and organizations – meets quarterly and works regularly to address the…
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