Newport man faces drug trafficking charges

On 10/10/2023, Carteret County Detectives arrested Tex Allen Coward, 47, of Croatan Dr, Newport for Trafficking Methamphetamine.

Detectives with the Carteret and Craven County Sheriff’s Offices conducted joint multiple undercover drug purchases of methamphetamine and heroin from Coward who was distributing narcotics in both Carteret and Craven Counties.

During Coward’s arrest in Newport a trafficking amount of methamphetamine was located along with several individually packaged bags of heroin. Coward was transported to the Carteret County Jail where he is currently being held under a

$350,000.00 bond.


3 counts of Felony Trafficking in Methamphetamine

3 counts of Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Heroin. 2 counts of Selling Heroin

2 counts of Delivering Heroin

3 counts of Possession with intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine 1 count of Selling Methamphetamine

1 count of Delivering Methamphetamine 1 count Felony Possession of Heroin