Traffic stop in Reelsboro leads to numerous drug and gun charges

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On March 29, 2019, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office preformed a traffic stop in the Reelsboro area of Pamlico County. During the traffic stop a search of the vehicle and persons in the vehicle was conducted. As a result of the search both Brandon Paioni and Maurice Poole were arrested and charged with numerous drug and gun charges. A handgun, trafficking amounts of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine were located on the occupants and/or in the vehicle. The defendants and charges are listed below:

Brandon Charles Paioni Jr., 23, of 400 Elm Green Loop Drive, Newport, NC is charged with the following:

Possession of Methamphetamine

Brandon Paioni has a secure bond of $3,000.00 and a court date of 04/05/2019


Maurice Antwan Poole, 39, of 103 Charles Street, New Bern, NC is charged with the following:

Trafficking in Heroin
Possession of Firearm by Felon
PWISD Methamphetamine
PWISD Cocaine

Maurice Poole has a secure bond of $520,000.00 and a court date of 04/05/2019.