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2 in Wilmington arrested on drug-related charges

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2021 | criminal law

An investigation into alleged drug activity led to the arrest of two Wilmington residents recently. The pair, a man and a woman, were charged with a slew of drug-related offenses following a police search of their home. Although each one faces very serious accusations, both have the right to mount a criminal defense in court to fight the charges against them. 

Details regarding the arrest and charges 

According to reports, Wilmington Police conducted a six-month special investigation into suspected drug activity at a home on McMillan Avenue. Their investigation culminated with a search of the house in the 700 block of the avenue. Inside, police reportedly found a large cash of illegal drugs, including 266 grams of methamphetamine, 13.1 grams of marijuana, 38.1 grams of opiates, 311 grams of cocaine and 2.62 grams of MDMA. 

The accused were described as a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman. The man was charged with a long line of serious offenses, including conspiracy sell/ deliver controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, conspire traffic methamphetamine, trafficking cocaine, trafficking opium, and other charges, including weapons charges. He was apparently denied bond. 

The woman was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell deliver cocaine and trafficking cocaine. She also faces charges of marijuana possession and other charges. She is currently sitting in the New Hanover County Jail with a secured bond of $600,000. 

Legal recourse 

Although each individual is facing very serious charges that could severely impact the rest of his or her life, each has the right to fight the charges in court. Considering that the trafficking and conspiracy to traffic counts are felonies, as are some of the other charges, each individual will want to work with a highly competent criminal defense attorney to increase their chances of a successful outcome. A criminal defense lawyer will carefully review the facts regarding the search as well as any other tactics law enforcement used during the investigation and subsequent arrests to try and mount an effective defense against these charges.