Wilmington community shocked over allegations against Bullard

Reported by Claire Simms - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington community is reeling over allegations against insurance agent Don Bullard, who was arrested Tuesday on drug charges.

While everything was back to business as usual at Don Bullard Insurance on Oleander Drive, people in the insurance business, Bullard's neighbors, and friends are all in shock over the situation.

"I really am shocked," said Linda Greco who owns a neighboring business.  "He seems to be very reputable. The business looks like he runs it well. I'm just really shocked over this."

Bullard was charged with possession of ecstasy with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver the drug.

His arrest was part of an 11-month investigation into ecstasy in Wilmington.

Click here to read Bullard's arrest warrant

The female who helped in the investigation said Bullard had threatened her in the past, saying "if anyone found out about the activities going on in his residence, he would kill her and bury her body and no one would ever know."

If Bullard is convicted of the charges, the NC Department of Insurance will investigate. Based on the findings he may be subject to adverse disciplinary and licensure proceedings.

District Attorney Ben David said New Hanover County will continue to persue drug cases, no matter who is involved.

"Where ever these might reside, whoever people might be, regardless of social standing, no one is immune to the danger of drugs and alcohol and what that can do to your life," said David.

The following information was provided by NC Department of Insurance:

To find out specific information about an insurance policy that Bullard sold, consumers will need to locate their policy and call the insurance company - they can provide the policy number to the insurance company in order to double-check whether or not the policy is actually in place and valid.

If a consumer determines that their policy is not valid, they may call the Department's Consumer Help line to file a complaint. Of course, any consumers with questions about insurance may call the Department's Consumer Help line at 1-800-546-5664 or visit www.ncdoi.com.

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