Two Hubert men arrested following traffic stop

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Reese, Anthony

CARTERET COUNTY — On 02/03/2020, Carteret County Deputies arrested Anthony Joseph Reese, 30, of Oyster Ln, Hubert and Evan Mitchell Whitby, 28, of Youpon Dr, Hubert, following a traffic stop on Monday morning.

Deputies Jann Perez and Cenold Belizaire stopped the vehicle near Croatan High School on Hwy 24 in Newport for improper equipment. After a search of the vehicle and both occupants deputies discovered trafficking amounts of methamphetamine in addition to marijuana.

Reese was charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver Sch II controlled substances, manufacturing schedule II narcotics, and maintaining a vehicle for the sale of narcotics.


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Whitby, Evan

Reese is being held in the Carteret County jail under a $550,000.00 bond.

Whitby was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle for the sale of narcotics. He is being held in the Carteret County jail under a $5000.00 bond. Both have had their first court appearances.

Sheriff Buck commended deputies Perez and Belizaire stating, “their efforts on a simple traffic stop resulted in the discovery and seizure of a trafficking amount of methamphetamine and a significant drug arrest. Every enforcement action, large or small, is a positive contribution in our battle against dangerous drugs and our efforts to
protect public safety.”

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