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Sgt. Jerry Brewer

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation at 7005 Alamosa Drive. Shortly after 11 P.M. Sunday night a fight ensued inside the home between several males.  Harry Dewayne Eason, a 19 year old black male was fatally shot. The suspect fled the residence but was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Demarius Quandreis Kelly, a 20 year old black male has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. Kelly has no bond and will be in court this morning for his first appearance. 

 

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers arrested a male juvenile last night at the New Hanover-Ashley High School basketball game.  Deputies were approached by a juvenile from New Hanover High stating that his cell phone had been stolen.  Deputies confronted the suspect who failed to cooperate with deputies. Deputies noticed what appeared to be a cell phone in the pants pocket of the suspect. The deputies attempted to search the suspect at which time he resisted. Deputies then detained the suspect and moved him to a secure office due to the large crowd that began to form.  Once inside the office the Deputies searched the suspect where they found the stolen phone, heroin and a loaded .22 caliber pistol.  The juvenile was taken into custody, and a juvenile petition was completed. He was charged with possession of heroin and possession of a firearm on campus. The victim declined to prosecute for the stolen phone. The juvenile was turned into juvenile services center.

 

 

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In November 2013, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit in partnership with the Wilmington Police Department and FBI Safe Streets Task Force began an investigation into the trafficking of heroin by local Blood Gang Members throughout the Wilmington area. This investigation focused on validated Blood Gang Members and their associates receiving large quantities of heroin from other states and later transporting, manufacturing and distributing this heroin in the Creekwood Housing Community and adjacent neighborhoods.  

 

     Throughout this investigation, hundreds of man hours were dedicated to surveillance and the interviewing of individuals with direct knowledge of the intricacies of this heroin organization. This particular heroin organization was delivered a substantial blow on Tuesday February 18, 2014, with the arrest of six individuals and a subsequent search warrant executed at 314 North 30th Street. There were approximately 2,600 wax bindles of heroin, a small amount of cocaine and several thousand dollars recovered as a result of these arrests. The seven individuals arrested were transported to the New Hanover County Detention Facility and charged with the following offenses.

 

     Jermaine Rogers, a 35 year old black male, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jermaine Rogers received a $50,000.00 secured bond.

 

     Kwintell McLucas, a 22 year old black male, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession (2 Counts), Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin (2 Counts), Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 Counts). Kwintell McLucas received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

 

     Desmond Hines, a 25 year old black male, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Desmond Hines received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

 

     Keyshaun Flowers, a 21 year old black male, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Keyshaun Flowers received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

 

     Rakeem Wilson, a 25 black male, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rakeem Wilson received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

 

     Darren Zanders Sr. was arrested for Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Manufacture Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Darren Zanders Sr. received a $2,000.00 secured bond.

 

  Jermaine Rogers and Darren Zanders Sr. have posted bond and are out of the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

 

 

In an unrelated investigation, Abdul Ramont McKoy was arrested February 19, 2014 on trafficking heroin charges.  A search warrant was conducted 115 South 9th St apt A where 120 bags of heroin was recovered. McKoy was charged with 7 felony drug charges.

 

Abdul Ramont McKoy, a 35 year old black male was arrested for trafficking heroin, PWIMSD schedule I, maintain vehicle/dwelling for drugs-felony, PWIMSD marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana greater than ½ ounce, possession schedule IV controlled substance, he received a $500,000.00 secure bond.

 

 

 

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Human Trafficking Arrest

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the District Attorney’s Office, has arrested Drequan Arju Dugar for human trafficking.  On Friday, February 16, 2014, Detectives were contacted by “A Safe Place”, a local hotline created to help identify victims in Wilmington and surrounding areas of commercial sexual exploitation. They identified a minor listed on an internet website advertisement for “adult services”. After a four day investigation Detectives arrested Dugar on four felony charges including human trafficking.  Dugar, is a 19 year old black male. He is a validated gang member and is in the New Hanover County Detention Facility with a $3,000,000.00 secure bond. He will be in courtroom 100 today at 2:00 pm for his first appearance.

Sheriff Ed McMahon stated, “In our continued efforts to combat the gang issues in New Hanover County, a human trafficking ring was broken up and the victim freed from forced prostitution. I am proud of our partnerships with local law enforcement to continue the fight against criminal activity”.

 

Dugar, Drequan Argu

19 years old black male

Human Trafficking-felony

Prostitution-felony

Promote prostitution of a minor-2 counts-felony

$3,000,000.00 secure bond

 

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy has been cancelled tonight due to the inclement weather.  We will resume normal academy schedule next Tuesday night at 6:00pm.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sgt. J. J. Brewer at 910-798-4191.

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