Category Archives: DRUGS

Numerous individuals involved in the distribution of heroin and other deadly drugs have been arrested

In June of 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a record number of drug overdoses in Pamlico County. During the investigation of the overdoses, the sheriff’s office identified numerous individuals involved in the distribution of heroin and other deadly drugs in Pamlico County. In the month of July, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office acted on citizen complaints, conducted controlled purchases of narcotics, executed search warrants and performed proactive patrols in areas of Pamlico County where complaints were received. During the operation…

Pamlico Drug Convictions

Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained in Pamlico Superior Court last week. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins. All cases were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office. HIAWATHA KEYS, 32, of New Bern, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver both Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances, Driving While Impaired (DWI), and he admitted his habitual felon status. The charges ar…

HOPE is on the horizon for opioid crisis

Vivitrol described as ‘true miracle medication’ Tuesday night, Dr. Roger Merrell addresses an audience of approximately 100 people, who were there to help launch HOPE Clinic’s Path to Drug-Free Living, known as NEW BEGINNINGS. BAYBORO – ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast!’ Tuesday night, the famous quote from English poet Alexander Pope could not have been more apt. More than 100 people turned out – many with direct family connections to the opioid crisis. They were there, in the fellowship hall of Bayboro Baptist Church, to help launch HOPE Clinic’s NEW BEGINNIN…

Law enforcers busy with drug arrests

Serious offenses, hefty bail, overdose Over the last week, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit, along with Investigators from The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, The Jones County Sheriff’s Office and The Craven County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested and charged several criminal suspects for their role in distributing narcotics in Pamlico County and throughout Eastern North Carolina. On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017, Investigators executed a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by William Scott Smith in the Maribel Community of Pamlico County. During the traff…

Frontline drug fighters offer updates for Community Watch

In center of back row, Sheriff Chris Davis hobnobs with members of the Reelsboro Community Watch program. By Rhonda Breed REELSBORO — The April 4 meeting of Reelsboro Community Watch featured two special speakers — Sheriff Chris Davis and Moneka Midgette-Davis, a specialist in substance abuse. The Sheriff expressed his appreciation to members of the Community Watch effort for their vigilance in watching the neighborhood and for calling in suspicious activity. Many reports have led to subsequent arrests. He shared statistics on drug sales, stating that “90 percent of dr…

Search warrant leads to 3 drug related arrests in Oriental

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office On Friday, April 13, 2017, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 3057 Trent Road in Oriental NC, the residence of Cameron R. BROWN. During the search warrant, approximately 5 ounces of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and approximately $12,000.00 in US Currency was seized. The search warrant stems from numerous complaints about drug activity at the residence. During the investigation, a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Montracies STYRON made investigators believe that a quantity of cocaine was locate…

Operation “Shut It Down,” – 20 people charged with drug offenses in Pamlico County

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Over the last several weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an operation targeting those involved in the sale and/or distribution of drug throughout Pamlico County. Operation “Shut It Down,” resulted in 20 criminal suspects being arrested and charged as a result of controlled purchases of narcotics utilizing undercover agents and confidential informants, traffic stops on individuals, search warrants executed and citizen complaints that led deputies to suspects in our communities. The Sheriff’s Office would like to t…

Carteret drug enforcement efforts lead to more convictions

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following defendants charged in ongoing Carteret County drug enforcement efforts entered guilty pleas prior to their cases being called for trial this week. The convictions were obtained during a special session of court, requested by District Attorney Thomas to address the caseload created by vigorous law enforcement efforts to counter illegal drug transactions. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this special session of court, and the cases were…

Drug trafficker sentenced to prison

  Scott E. Thomas | District Attorney New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court this week, MARCUS EDWARD EARL GOLDEN, 52, of New Bern, pled guilty to drug trafficking charges and was sentenced to a prison term. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided over this criminal term of court, and Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins prosecuted the case in court. GOLDEN was serving a probationary sentence in 2015, when his residence was searched twice. Persons who are under supervised probation are subject to a…

Drug busts continue across county!

Seriff Chris Davis Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Within the last several weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints of drug activity in the Reelsboro Community of Pamlico County. As a result of the complaints, members of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted numerous operations and arrested numerous criminal suspects. The operations consisted of conducting search warrants, conducting traffic stops and making controlled purchases utilizing undercover agents. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office will continue to target t…
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