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Wilmington gang member arrested, charged with selling heroin

Kyeric Sweet (Source: WPD) Kyeric Sweet (Source: WPD)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A gang member who was sentenced to time in prison for assaulting a law enforcement officer in 2015 was arrested in Wilmington on Thursday. 

According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, members of the Wilmington Police Gang Unit and WPD-FBI Gang Task Force arrested Kyeric Sweet, 24, of Wilmington, in the 1600 block of Dawson Street around 1:20 p.m. Thursday. He is charged with two counts of sell and deliver heroin, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, and one count of conspiring to sell and deliver heroin. 

Police found 96 bindles of heroin in Sweet's possession and $2,549 in cash. No bond has been set. 

In July 2015, Sweet was sentenced to 2-3 years in prison after pleading guilty to assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin. 

On March 17, 2015, police were serving a warrant for Sweet's arrest and when Sweet attempted to flee in his vehicle, a deputy grabbed his arm. The deputy was dragged about 25 yards before losing her grip on Sweet and she sustained injuries to her left hand, forearm, left shin and right knee.

Sweet escaped, but crashed his car in a ditch and fled on foot. He was taken into custody the following night.

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