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Several gang members busted on heroin charges

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office announced they've arrested six members of the Blood Gang and another individual on various heroin charges. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office announced they've arrested six members of the Blood Gang and another individual on various heroin charges.
Rakeem Wilson (left) and Darren Zanders Sr. (right) (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office) Rakeem Wilson (left) and Darren Zanders Sr. (right) (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)
Kwintell McLucas (left) and Jermaine Rogers (right) (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office) Kwintell McLucas (left) and Jermaine Rogers (right) (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)
Desmond Hines (left) and Abdul Ramont McKoy (right) (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office) Desmond Hines (left) and Abdul Ramont McKoy (right) (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)
Keyshaun Flowers (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office) Keyshaun Flowers (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office announced they've arrested six members of the Blood Gang and another individual on various heroin charges.

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.

The investigation focused on 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 surrounding neighborhoods.  

Authorities executed a search warrant at 314 N. 30th Street and found approximately 2,600 wax bindles of heroin, a small amount of cocaine, and several thousand dollars. 

Here are the six gang members arrested and their charges:

  • Jermaine Rogers - 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. Rogers received a $50,000.00 secured bond.

  • Desmond Hines - 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. Hines received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

  • Kwintell McLucas - 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). McLucas received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

  • Keyshaun Flowers - 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. Flowers received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

  • Rakeem Wilson - 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. Wilson received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

  • Darren Zanders Sr. - arrested for Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Manufacture Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Zanders Sr. received a $2,000.00 secured bond. 
Rogers and Zanders Sr. have posted bond and are out of the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

In an unrelated investigation, Abdul Ramont McKoy was arrested Feb. 19 on trafficking heroin charges. A search warrant was conducted on 115 S. 9th Street Apt A where 120 bags of heroin was recovered. 

McKoy was charged with seven felony drug charges.

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