Investigation and traffic stop leads to drug bust

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Narcotics, U.S. currency, and drug paraphernalia seized as part of an investigation conducted by CCSO.

Anthony Michael Vickers

NEWPORT, NC – In recent days, detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department arrested two subjects for multiple drug offenses.

After receiving information that 49-year-old Anthony Michael Vickers and 48-year-old Jorgie Anna Brown were selling a significant amount of illegal drugs out of their Rocks Lane, Newport residence, Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department detectives began to surveil the location. On July 11, while conducting surveillance on Vickers and Brown’s residence, detectives observed them leave the residence in a vehicle and make multiple stops throughout the county and surrounding areas.

Jorgie Anna Brown

Detectives developed probable cause and conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle. During the traffic stop, detectives searched the vehicle and found 14 grams of methamphetamine, 5 suboxone strips, and more than 4 grams of heroin.


In addition to the methamphetamine and heroin seized on the traffic stop, detectives located and seized a variety of prescription medication, marijuana, and $1,112 in U.S. currency.

Vickers and Brown are facing numerous charges including trafficking of methamphetamine and heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, and conspiring to traffic heroin.

Both Vickers and Brown are being held under a $1 million dollar secured bond at the Carteret County Jail.