Tag: Death by Distribution

Down East trio charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office charged Nicholas Joyner, 42, of Atlantic, Melissa Mastropierro, 41, of Atlantic, and Joel Willis, 32, of Davis with Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Joyner, Mastropierro, and Willis…

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Western Carteret woman charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office charged Heather Blaylock, 36, of Stella with one-count of Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Blaylock is currently in-custody at the Carteret County Detention Center for additional drug…

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Cox, Toby

New Bern man charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation.

On 11/13/2023 Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies charged Toby Christian Cox, 40, of Old Pollocksville Road, New Bern, with one-count of Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Cox is currently in custody at the Craven County Detention Center,…

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Peletier man faces Second Degree Murder; Death by Distribution Charges

On 09/18/2023, Carteret County deputies arrested William Blake Perkins, 31, of Collins Rhue Rd, Peletier following the January 2023 overdose death of Joshua Adams of Cedar Point. Perkins was identified by detectives as having sold the methamphetamines laced with fentanyl…

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Vandemere man arrested for drugs following three-month investigation

On Friday, September 1, 2023, as part of an ongoing narcotics enforcement operation, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the residence of Anthony Cordell Curtis of Vandemere, NC following a three-month investigation related to the sale…

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William Eugene McMillion

Gloucester man faces Second Degree Murder; Death by Distribution Charges

On 08/11/2023, Carteret County deputies arrested William Eugene McMillion, 43, of Straits Rd, Gloucester following the 2020 overdose death of Heidi Guiendon of Otway. McMillion was identified by detectives as having sold the opiates laced with fentanyl that caused the…

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Down East couple face Second Degree Murder; Death by Distribution charges

On 07/28/2023, Carteret County deputies arrested Christopher Mejia, 26, of Scallop Ct, Beaufort and Alyssa Marie Nelson, 31, of Gillikin Rd, Otway following the 2022 overdose death of Chandler Stewart, of Country Living Lane in Morehead City. Mejia and Nelson…

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Two charged following drug investigation

  On 06/19/2023 Carteret County deputies and Morehead City police arrested Christopher Lee Mitchell, 34, of Seashore Dr, Swansboro and Jennifer Kay Caton Booher, 41, of Hickory Hills Rd, Cape Carteret following a narcotics investigation into the distribution of illicit…

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Two arrested after law enforcement finds fentanyl during search of residence

On Saturday December 2, 2022, Pamlico County Sheriff’s deputies and Pamlico County EMS responded to a residence in Merritt, NC regarding an unresponsive male. Alex Luis Garcia, 25 of Merritt was pronounced deceased at the residence. The resulting investigation and…

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Hugh Crandall Willis Jr

Down East man charged in Overdose Death

 On February 20, 2023, Deputies arrested Hugh Crandall Willis Jr, 34, of Gloucester, NC. Willis was charged with distributing Fentanyl which resulted in the overdose death of Bethany JoAlison Styron, age 25, of Davis, NC. This arrest was result of…

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Down East couple arrested following ICAC Investigation

 On 04/18/2022 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Kelli Wells Harper, 28, of Beaufort, NC. Harper was charged as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation, conducted by…

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