Drug busts net seven

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Today, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 7 criminal suspects as a result of a 6-month drug investigation that targeted those responsible with trafficking narcotics (heroin and crystal meth) in Pamlico County and throughout Eastern North Carolina.

The suspects were arrested and charged as a result of controlled purchases of drugs using undercover agents, confidential informants, traffic stops, search warrants and citizen complaints. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office, New Bern Police Department and The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assisted in the operation.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Pamlico County residents who called into the office with tips and information. The investigations are ongoing, and more charges are expected.

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Those arrested were:

Michael Shaun Leary DOB 07/28/1983


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101 Trenton Rd Cove City NC 28523

Charges: F-TRAFFICKING, OPIUM OR HEROIN 8 COUNTS

F-PWIMSD SCH II CS 1 COUNT

M-POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 3 COUNTS

Bond: $2,000,000 Secured

Thomas Anthony Leroy DOB 12/14/1969

517 Watson Ave, New Bern NC 2856

Charges: F-TRAFFICKING, OPIUM OR HEROIN 4 COUNTS

M-POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 2 COUNTS

Bond: $1,000,000 Secured

William Roger Swain DOB 04/28/1984

1023 Simpson Rd, New Bern NC 20560

Charges: PWISMD SCH I CS

POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

Bond: $25,000 Secured

Bryan Dewy Ward DOB 08/02/1972

7506 NC Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe

Charges: POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE

POSSESS HEROIN

SIMPLE POSSESS SCH V

Bond: $50,000 Secured

Catherine Dana Ireland DOB 03/25/1985

585 Antioch Rd, New Bern NC 28560

Charges: CONSPIRE TO TRAFFIC IN OPIUM/HEROIN

Bond: $5,000 Secured Bond