Carteret County drug convictions

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Beaufort, North Carolina District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following drug-crime convictions obtained in Carteret County Superior Court during last week’s term. Each conviction resulted from the defendant’s guilty plea, prior to their cases being called for trial. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence.

DONNIE HOWARD, 50, of Newport, pled guilty to two counts of Trafficking in Opiates, and was sentenced to a prison term of 70 to 93 months. HOWARD sold hydrocodone and oxycodone to a confidential informant working with the Morehead City Police Department, on several occasions between July 2015 and January 2016.


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JOSHUA ELY, 25, of Beaufort, pled guilty to two counts of Sale of Cocaine, and one count of Sale of Oxycodone, and was sentenced to a total of 30 to 63 months in prison. The sales were to a confidential informant working with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the Morehead City Police Department, in November and December 2015.



GERALD WHITFIELD
, 59, of Newport, pled guilty to two counts of Sale of Oxycodone and was sentenced to a prison term of 10 to 21 months. In June and September, 2016, WHITFIELD sold oxycodone to a confidential informant working with the Morehead City Police Department.


TIMOTHY REGINALD JONES, 34, of Morehead City, pled guilty to Sale of Morphine, and was sentenced to a prison term of 12 to 24 months. JONES sold the drugs to a confidential informant working with the Morehead City Police Department in April, 2014.


DONOVAN REELS, 29, of Newport, pled guilty to two counts of Sale of Heroin, and one count of Sale of Marijuana, and was sentenced to a prison term of 26 to 50 months.    REELS sold the drugs to a confidential informant working with the Morehead City Police Department in July, 2015.

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