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.
Authorities said CNET executed a search warrant at a home on Morningstar Drive and recovered a gun, 20 grams of marijuana, 12 bindles of heroin and $6,000 in cash. After their arrest, both suspects were charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver Schedule I controlled substances, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substances, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substances, conspiracy to sell and deliver heroin and possession of marijuana. Bond for both individuals was set at $100,000.
The purpose of CNET is to investigate organizations and individuals involved in the trafficking of narcotics. The team is composed of detectives from the New Bern Police Department, Craven County Sheriff’s Office, Trent Woods Police Department, River Bend Police Department, Havelock Police Department, Jones County Sheriff’s Office, Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and Carteret Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone arrested on drug charges, such as heroin possession, marijuana possession or the intent to sell and deliver illegal drugs, could face severe consequences if convicted. However, every defendant has the right to counsel under the Constitution in order to protect their rights and mount a vigorous defense. After reviewing the details of the case, a criminal defense attorney could recommend the best course of legal action. Possible strategies include fighting the charges in court or attempting to negotiate a favorable plea deal with prosecutors.