Category Archives: DRUGS

Traffic stop leads to chase, arrest on drug charges

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop on NC Hwy. 55 in Reelsboro, on Antonio Dion STILLEY of Oriental, NC. When investigators activated their lights and siren, STILLEY did not stop. During the vehicle pursuit, STILLEY swerved at one of the patrol cars several times, before hitting the patrol car on the passenger side while traveling approximately 70 MPH. After hitting the patrol car, STILLEY hit a second vehicle being operated on Hwy. 55, before losing control of the vehicle and crashing into the ditch. Over the pa…

Pamlico County drug roundup nabs 27 suspects

More being sought, other warrants pending Over the past six months, investigators with The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office have actively pursued those responsible for distributing drugs in Pamlico County. On Feb. 6, Sheriff Chris Davis announced the arrest of 27 individuals in a drug bust code-named “Demonstrated Difference.” Criminal suspects have been arrested and charged during this operation for their role in selling prescription medication, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. There are several criminal suspects at large and we expect additional arrests in the coming week…

Pamlico County drug dealer gets 11-plus years, $100,000 fine

BAYBORO – A drug dealer in Pamlico County has been sentenced to prison for 11 ½ to 15 ½ years. On Tuesday, District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that Gregory Joseph Petronis, 33, of New Bern, has been convicted in Pamlico County Superior Court of several heroin trafficking offenses. Assistant District Attorneys Christy Hawkins and Chekesha Hukins prosecuted the caseS, while Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the session. Investigators with the Pamlico Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted several underco…

Pamlico County drug dealer gets 11-plus years, $100,000 fine

BAYBORO – A drug dealer in Pamlico County has been sentenced to prison for 11 ½ to 15 ½ years. On Tuesday, District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that Gregory Joseph Petronis, 33, of New Bern, has been convicted in Pamlico County Superior Court of several heroin trafficking offenses. Assistant District Attorneys Christy Hawkins and Chekesha Hukins prosecuted the caseS, while Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the session. Investigators with the Pamlico Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted several underco…

Prescription opioids now harder to get

By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — It’s now much more difficult to get prescription opioids in North Carolina. The STOP Act, which kicked in Jan. 1, limits the number of pills doctors can give patients. State lawmakers — who cited a hike in opioid-related deaths — passed the bill last year. Under the law, House Bill 243, doctors may give patients five days of opioids to treat pain associated with injuries. They also may issue one week of prescription painkillers following a surgery. In both cases, doctors are free to issue refills. “Smarter, safer pres…

HEROIN DEALER CONVICTED, SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR 49 ½ TO 62 ½ YEARS

MICHAEL EUGENE BRADLEY New Bern, North Carolina — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, MICHAEL EUGENE BRADLEY, 38, of Havelock, was convicted by a jury, and sentenced to prison for 49 ½ to 62 ½ years. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the trial. Havelock Police narcotics investigator James Henderson, with the assistance of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the Morehead City Police Department, executed a s…

Recovering addicts bolster case for ‘New Beginnings’ opioid treatment

‘The shot saved my life!’ say all. Gut-wrenching statements in public forum. Pamlico County, HOPE Clinic attempt to resolve liability concerns BAYBORO – Mere words cannot possibly describe the emotions on display Thursday night, Dec. 7, as a half-dozen individuals – all of whom willingly described themselves as ‘recovering addicts’ – stood one-by-one behind a podium to address a crowd of more than 200 people. Labeled a ‘Community Information Session,’ the two-hour experience had the intensity of a well-crafted TV production – only this was real life, featuring y…

HEROIN TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 18 TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON Other Traffickers and Dealers Sentenced to Prison as Well

Bayboro, Beaufort and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions in heroin-related criminal cases in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico Counties over the past few weeks. District Attorney Scott Thomas said, “These heroin trafficking prosecutions are part of our ongoing efforts to combat the opioid crisis in eastern North Carolina. We are doing all we can to reduce the illegal supply of opioid pills, heroin, and fentanyl. Our plan is to arrest, prosecute, and send to prison drug dealers and traffickers. Tough enforcement is required to…

HEROIN SALES RESULT IN PRISON SENTENCE

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, ROYSHAUN GRICE, 33, of New Bern, pled guilty to several heroin-related charges, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell presided, and the cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office conducted two undercover “controlled buys” from Grice, purchasing $ 40 worth of heroin on the first occasion, and $ 80 worth of heroin on the second occasion. Grice also was charged with breaking i…

Pamlico County Sheriff arrests one on drug charges

Tara Long On Friday, September 22, 2017, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 817 Chair Road in Reelsboro, NC. Over the past several weeks, Investigators conducted controlled purchases of heroin from the residence on numerous occasions. Investigators also witnessed several drug transactions occur on the property of 817 Chair Road. During most of these transactions, children were located in the yard or in the residence at the time drugs were sold. This investigation stems from complaints from citizens in the area stating there was high v…
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