Holly Ridge Police arrested two Sneads Ferry men for crystal meth during a traffic stop

(HOLLY RIDGE, NC)- Monday, May 6, 2019,  Holly Ridge Police attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding. The vehicle slowed down but failed to stop and pull over and continued driving. The vehicle finally stopped and the officer made contact with the driver. The driver stated that he did not have a valid drivers license and it was later confirmed to be suspended. The driver exited the vehicle and 2 small baggies with drug residue were located on the driver’s seat. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The suspects attempted to destroy the evidence inside the vehicle.

Photo Courtesy of HRPD

The driver, Brian Richard Pearce, and passenger, Ernie Ray James, were taken into custody and charged with the following:

Brian R Pearce, 24 years of age, 153 Sea Bird Ln, Sneads Ferry, NC

Mugshot Courtesy of HRPD

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Manufacture Methamphetamine
  • PWIMSD Methamphetamine
  • Destruction of Evidence
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Failure to Stop for Blue Lights or Siren
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Speeding 70/55
  • He also had an Order For Arrest for FTA/DWLR

His total bond was $77,000 secured

Ernie R James, 45 years of age, 153 Sea Bird Ln, Sneads Ferry, NC

Photo Courtesy of HRPD

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Manufacture Methamphetamine
  • PWIMSD Methamphetamine
  • Destruction of Evidence
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

His total bond was $35,000 secured

They were both released to the custody of the Onslow County Detention Center.

 

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