On Feb. 18, North Carolina authorities reportedly made a major drug bust at a residence in Bayboro. The operation was set in motion after a citizen complained about alleged illegal drug activities occurring on the property.

According to the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, deputies executed a search warrant at a home on the 1400 block of Lynch’s Beach Loop Road. During the ensuing search, they allegedly uncovered an unspecified amount of cocaine, prescription pills and marijuana. They additionally uncovered 13 rifles and long-guns, six handguns and a large amount of precious metals and bullion.

The occupant of the home, a 65-year-old man, was taken into custody and charged with multiple crimes, including felony possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver. The defendant was transported to the Pamlico County Detention Center for processing and held under a $1 million bond. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries Marine Patrol assisted with the investigation.

Defendants arrested for alleged drug crimes may be able to help their situation by contacting a Charlotte, North Carolina, drug charges defense lawyer for help. The lawyer may help protect a defendant’s rights and make sure that he or she understands the charges. The lawyer may also scrutinize the evidence to find details that could cast doubt on the prosecution’s case, which might get the charges dismissed. If the case cannot be dismissed, the lawyer may be able to negotiate a plea bargain that mitigates the most serious charges, which might result in a lighter sentence. For example, under certain circumstances, a first-time offender may be sentenced to a drug diversion program instead of serving time in jail.

Source: WNCT, “Pamlico County SO makes arrest in major drug bust,” Feb. 19, 2019