Tag Archives: drug abuse

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

Brian Richard Pearce, and passenger, Ernie Ray James, were taken into custody and charged on several charges for possession of crystal meth and drug paraphernalia in Holly Ridge on Monday.

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Traffic stop lead to multiple drug charges for a woman in Holly Ridge

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at approximately 12:30am, Corporal Procopio of Holly Ridge Police Department, stopped a vehicle for speeding 63mph in a 45mph zone. When he approached the vehicle, there was an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and the suspect admitted to having marijuana. Upon a search of the vehicle, Corporal Procopio located a glass smoking pipe

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Maple Hill man sentenced to 11-16 years on nine heroin related charges

Wilbur Leon Farrior, 58-years-old, previously of 120 Vinka Street, Maple Hill was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit on November 2, 2017 and charged with the following criminal offenses: Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Possession Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Manufacturing Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Sale Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Delivery Manufacturing Schedule II Controlled Substance Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance Delivery Schedule

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A Richlands man wanted for conditions violating his probation was arrested on charges for meth and heroin last week

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Detectives arrested a man who was wanted for violating conditions of his probation. Matthew Paul Csokasy, 28-years-old of Old Fountain Road in Richlands, was taken into custody March 27, 2019 in the parking lot of Friendly Mart on Hwy 258. Upon the arrest, detectives located approximately (18) grams of crystal meth, (1/2) gram of

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OCSO Drug Enforcement Unit lead to another big heroin and marijuana bust last Friday charging two Jacksonville men

Last Friday, March 29, 2019 OCSO issued a press release that two Jacksonville men were arrested on felony drug charges after a joint investigation. On March 28, 2019 an Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigation resulted in seizure of a large quantity of heroin being transported into Onslow County. Drug Enforcement Detectives, with the assistance of Uniformed Patrol,

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OCSO Drug Enforcement Unit lead investigation to a Verona man and Sneads Ferry woman’s arrest for heroin, marijuana and cash

In early 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit began an investigation after developing information about a Verona subject that was distributing heroin. On March 31, 2019 the investigation concluded after a traffic stop was conducted on Thomas Walter Spivey. Spivey resisted arrest after (1) gram of heroin, (5) bindles of heroin, (6.3) grams of marijuana, $1,125 in US

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Richlands man sentenced to 7 to 9 years on a number of drug related charges

Bradley Wayne Burgess, 28-years-old of Nine Mile Road in Richlands was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit on November 2, 2017 and charged with: Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine Manufacture Methamphetamine (2) Counts Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Felony Conspiracy Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Today in Onslow County superior court, Burgess was convicted after a two-and-a-half

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Two men arrested on numerous drug charges and eluding law enforcement

Two men have been arrested on numerous charges including trying to elude law enforcement. On January 7, 2019, members of Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit concluded an investigation into suspected illegal drug activity in the Richlands community. During the investigation, officers conducted a traffic stop in which Anthony Dewayne Dudley was the driver. Dudley tried to flee and

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Holly Ridge woman busted for drugs during search warrant execution

On Friday, December 28, 2018, Detective Faircloth obtained a search warrant for 243 Lloyd Street, Lot #2. That search warrant was executed by the Holly Ridge Police department with assistance from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office warrant squad, Narcotics unit and K-9 unit. Angelina C. Richard, 31 years of age, had active warrants for Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture

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OCSO One year op busts down 17 in “Operation Nightmare Before Christmas”

NEWS RELEASE OPERATION “NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” On Friday, December 21, 2018, members of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted “Operation Nightmare Before Christmas.” This operation was the result of nearly a one-year operation targeting subjects in and around Onslow County that are possessing, using, and distributing narcotics such as heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and narcotics-based

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Sneads Ferry’s HOPE has been on the move with Narcan training

Most people find it hard to attend anything inside of a funeral home beyond pre-planning, memorial services or making necessary arrangements in the death of a loved one. It is my belief that every one of us in attendance last night walked away with more life, more hope and more informed whether directly affected by this epidemic we call “Opioid

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