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Multi-agency drug bust nets five arrests

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Officers with the Wilmington Police Department's Vice Unit made several drug arrests last week at home in a local Wilmington neighborhood. Officers with the Wilmington Police Department's Vice Unit made several drug arrests last week at home in a local Wilmington neighborhood.
Marion Holt (left) and Sokena Holt (right) (Source: NHCSO) Marion Holt (left) and Sokena Holt (right) (Source: NHCSO)
Dana McKiver (left) and Mario Cox (right) (Source: NHCSO) Dana McKiver (left) and Mario Cox (right) (Source: NHCSO)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department's Vice Unit made several drug arrests last week at home in a local Wilmington neighborhood.

Officials say five individuals were arrested after residents in the neighborhood made numerous complaints about suspicious activity in the 2300 block of Louisiana Avenue.

After a year-long investigation between the WPD, New Hanover County and Brunswick County authorities, search warrants were executed at the residence on Thursday, June 26. Authorities seized ecstasy and cash and arrested and charged the following individuals:

Marion Holt – 37 years old

  • Three (3) counts of sell and deliver cocaine
  • Three (3) counts of PWIS&D Cocaine
  • Three (3) counts of possession of cocaine
  • Two (2) counts of maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping a controlled substance
  • One (1) count of conspiracy to sell and deliver cocaine
  • One (1) count of possession of MDMA
  • One (1) count of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • He was placed in NHC jail under a $300,000 bond

Sokena Holt – 30 years old

  • One (1) count of trafficking opiates
  • One (1) count of conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine
  • One (1) count of PWIS&D Cocaine
  • She was placed in NHC jail under a $200,000 bond

Dana McKiver – 30 years old    

  • One (1) count of PWIS&D MDMA
  • One (1) count of possession of MDMA
  • One (1) count of maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping a controlled substance
  • One (1) count of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • She was placed in NHC jail under a $100,000 bond

Mario Cox – 23 years old from SC

  • One (1) count of possession of drug paraphernalia

Michael Corney - 37 years old      

  • (outstanding warrants)
  • Corney's mugshot wasn't available.

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