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Archive for the ‘Crime News’ Category

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

 

dugar

 

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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.

Deputies received lifesaving awards for their intervention into situations where peoples’ lives were at stake. Unfortunately these ribbons don’t show the baby that the Deputy School Resource Officer helped deliver while performing life saving measures to the baby. It doesn’t show the Deputy who saved the life of an inmate who had previously assaulted him. It does show you the character, professionalism and selflessness of the New Hanover County Sheriff Deputy.

 

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, a Massachusetts based non-profit organization and a local veterinary hospital.  Paws and Claws Animal Hospital in Wilmington began fundraising efforts for K-9 Unit of New Hanover Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Police Department K-9 units, mid-November.  In addition to the four vests that were donated through the event, an anonymous donation was made to the charity for the gift of three additional vests for the New Hanover County K-9 Unit. The goal is to outfit the K9′s from New Hanover, Wilmington and Brunswick County with the life-saving body armor.  Anyone interested in participating may contact Paws and Claws Animal Hospital at  (910) 399-3768 or donate online through Crowdrise: http://www.crowdrise.com/pawsthatserve

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