Category Archives: DRUGS

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…

Drug Trafficker slapped with $1 million bail

Tripp, Michael On 9/18/2017, the Craven County Drug Unit arrested Michael Devon Tripp, dob- 11/17/1987. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation into narcotics violations with special emphasis on heroin trafficking in Craven County. Tripp was indicted by a Grand Jury in Craven County on charges of level II Trafficking Opium or Heroin. Tripp was arrested at his residence located at 8450 US Hwy 17 N. Vanceboro, N.C. Tripp is being held in the Craven County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 bond (1 million) This investigation is ongoing with other charges and arrests are expected.…

Pamlico County Sheriff announces more drug busts

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted an enforcement operation targeting those responsible for trafficking and transporting narcotics in Pamlico County. During these investigations, investigators seized methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, prescription medication and US Currency. Investigators utilized undercover officers to conducted controlled purchases, the execution of search warrants, traffic stops and other investigative measures during the investigation. The following criminal suspects were arrested: Gregory Michael Hopkins 189 Ireland Road, Allia…

HABITUAL FELON SENT TO PRISON FOR DRUG CHARGES

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, DESMOND RASHAUN BENNETT, 28, of Havelock, was convicted upon his guilty plea to several felony drug offenses, and was imprisoned as an habitual felon. Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and investigated by the Havelock Police Department and the New Bern Police Department. On July 6, 2016, Bennett had just completed a drug transaction in Carteret County, which Carteret Co…

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…
x Shield Logo
This Site Is Protected By
The Shield →