Carteret County Felony Drug Convictions
SCOTT E. THOMAS
State of North Carolina
General Court of Justice Prosecutorial District Three B
Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following felony drug convictions obtained by his office during this week’s Carteret County Superior Court term, with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presiding. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence.
ROBERT EARL COX, 59, of Newport, pled guilty to one count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and two counts of Sale of Methamphetamine, and was sentenced to a prison term of 70 to 93 months. COX was arrested on July 3, 2015, by detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office after execution of a search warrant at his house in Newport. The sales were both to a confidential informant in June, 2015. Judge Alford also imposed a $ 50,000 fine on COX. COX faces additional charges in Craven County.
EDWARD ALLEGRETTI, 62, of Morehead City, was convicted of one count of Trafficking in Opiates and received a prison sentence of 70 to 93 months. ALLEGRETTI sold 4.26 grams of Hydrocodone to an informant working with the Morehead City Police Department, on November 26, 2014. Judge Alford imposed a $ 50,000 fine on ALLEGRETTI, also.
GEORGE BRYAN BOSTWICK, 29, of Newport, pled guilty to two counts of Sale of Heroin to an informant working with the Morehead City Police Department and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. The sales occurred in December, 2015. Judge Alford sentenced BOSTWICK to two consecutive prison terms of 13 to 25 months each.
CLARA MELISSA ADAMS, 45, of Newport, pled guilty to two counts of Sale of Oxycodone to an undercover informant working with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office in July, 2015. Judge Alford sentenced ADAMS to two consecutive 12 to 24 month prison terms.