Drug charges are taken very seriously in the New Hanover area as three men are now finding out. The men, ages 24, 27 and 32, are facing drug charges after an investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing and began in January, eventually leading to the arrests.
A man wanted by the FBI for several alleged drug crimes has been arrested. He was arrested near the Hampstead Methodist Church in Wilmington, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Department. The FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Wilmington Police, state troopers and the Pender County Sheriff's Office all participated in the search for the man.
North Carolina residents know that charges involving drugs can come with severe penalties. The more drug charges involved in one arrest, the harsher the penalties. When an individual is facing several charges stemming from two different arrests, there is a long climb ahead. Such is the case for a Pinebluff, North Carolina, man, who is currently facing a long string of charges after his home was searched in mid-October.
On Oct. 10, two North Carolina men from Rockingham were arrested following an investigation conducted that same day. The two men now face various drug charges and are being held in the Moore County Jail. A 30-year-old man received a $125,000 secured bond while a 23-year-old man received a $50,000 secured bond.
It is often the case that those who are arrested on drug charges are caught after a run-in with the law that occurred for a completely unrelated reason. Often, routine traffic violations lead to the arrest of individuals for the possession of illegal drugs. A traffic stop in Monroe, North Carolina, for example, resulted in two men being charged with drug trafficking after state troopers seized 81 kilos of cocaine from their vehicle.