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 that caused the death of 35-year-old Adams.

Perkins has been charged with one count of Second- Degree Murder and Death by Distribution. Perkins is being held in the Carteret County Jail under no bond. Perkins is scheduled to have his first court appearance on Tuesday, 09/19/2023.