According to the New Bern Police Department, two Craven County residents were arrested on various drug charges following a raid by the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team. The suspects, a male and a female, were taken into custody at their New Bern residence.
A North Carolina mother and her daughter were detained on felony drug charges on March 4 after U.S. Postal Service inspectors interrupted the Jan. 16 delivery of a package through Priority Mail with the daughter's delivery address on it. After obtaining a search warrant, authorities opened the box and allegedly discovered 11 pounds of marijuana valued at around $22,000.
As some North Carolina residents may know, there are rules as to when a citizen or their home may be searched and items may be seized. This right to privacy is protected under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
According to reports by the Wilmington Police Department, a 22-year-old man was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit. The man is facing several criminal charges, including drug possession, for his alleged actions.
On Oct. 29, three North Carolina men received criminal charges after authorities in New Hanover County allegedly found a large amount of heroin at an apartment owned by one of the men. According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, the drug bust was the second largest discovery of heroin in the history of the county.
Drug complaints concerning a fitness center in North Carolina led to police making 21 arrests on Aug. 22. Police claim the arrests were a result of an eight-month investigation referred to as Operation Blue Thunder. The operation was a joint effort between the Mitchell County Sherriff's Office, the Spruce Pine Police Department and Bakersville Police. Federal authorities and State Bureau of Investigation agents contributed in the raid as well. A local police chief said that most of the drug activity in the area is related to prescription medication.
A pharmacist in North Carolina was arrested on drug charges and subsequently surrendered his license. This individual had been in the business for more 40 years. It is alleged that he sold fentanyl and 30 oxycodone pills to an undercover informant back in April.
Three individuals were arrested on a variety of drug-related charges when their car was pulled over on March 30, 2014. Among other alleged offenses, a 32-year-old man from Newton, North Carolina was charged with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, conspiracy and drug trafficking. A 20-year-old woman from Hickory and 36-year old man from Hiddenite were also charged with conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance.
Allegations of domestic violence led to a warrantless search of an individual's premises. This ultimately resulted in the matter being taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Federal authorities have charged 12 individuals with alleged conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, seven of those individuals had been arrested on December 10th. Three others are claimed to be fugitives.