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New Hanover Co. officials arrest 8 people on multiple drug charges

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Christopher Robert Houk (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office) Christopher Robert Houk (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
D’Andre Othell Harper Jr. (left) and Jamarral Rayshad Vaughn (right) (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office) D’Andre Othell Harper Jr. (left) and Jamarral Rayshad Vaughn (right) (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office announced it has arrested multiple individuals on various drug-related charges.

According to New Hanover County officials, an anonymous tip in March led to an investigation into Christopher Houk. 

On Friday, April 4, Detectives with the Vice and Narcotics Unit observed Houk meeting with two black males in a parking lot at the intersection of Troy Drive and Wellington Avenue.

According to officials, Houk purchased heroin from the two males.

Detectives arrested Houk, D'Andre Harper, and Jamarral Vaughn on various drug charges. Detectives searched Vaughn's car and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

Vaughn's car was registered to Whitley Moore who was living at the Budgetel Inn off Market Street. 

Detectives investigated Moore's room and located several used syringes, empty heroin bags, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

Detectives arrested Moore and four other individuals that were in the room at the time.

The bust netted eight arrests total:

  • D'Andre Othell Harper Jr. - charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, sell/deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin and possession of marijuana. 

  • Jamarral Rayshad Vaughn - was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin and possession of marijuana.

  • Christopher Robert Houk - arrested for possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and two outstanding warrants for arrest for larceny.

  • Whitley Moore - charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shana Myers  - charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Justus Simmons - charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Samantha Daughtery - charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Heather Krob - charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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