Category Archives: DRUGS

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…

Carteret County drug convictions

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 oxyco…

Search Warrant at Convenience Store Leads to Owner’s Arrest

Taisser Tawfiq Shehadeh Beaufort, NC – (February 13, 2017) On February 10 at approximately 12:30 pm, detectives with the Carteret County Drug Task force and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement executed a search warrant at 4525 NC-101, Havelock, NC, Asmar Convenience Store – formerly Nadine’s Food Mart, for evidence related to the distribution of illegal narcotics from the business. Detectives seized “crack” cocaine (more than one ounce – 33.5 grams), marijuana, counterfeit controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia that were being sold from the business. At the…

Oriental drug dealer arrested in Durham

Clinton Belangia Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Over the last several weeks, Investigators with The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received information about the distribution of illegal narcotics in the Town of Oriental, specifically, 504 Academy Street, Oriental NC. During the investigation, it was determined that Clinton Belangia was involved in distributing heroin and cocaine from 504 Academy Street. On 01/19/2017 Investigators from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at 504 Academy Street, Oriental NC. Cocaine, Heroin and Marijuan…

Meth lab busted in Reelsboro

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office after receiving several “concerned citizen” complaints started a joint investigation with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and North Carolina Probation and Parole. During their investigation, they were able to conduct a search warrant at George Bateman IV’s residence 170 Hale Road, New Bern NC located in the Reelsboro Community. After execution of the search warrant investigators located evidence of the manufacturing of methamphetamine. George Bateman IV was arrested and charged with the following: Manufacturing Metham…
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