Wilmington man sentenced to more than four years in prison for drug, firearm charges

Wilmington man sentenced to more than four years in prison for drug, firearm charges
On Tuesday, Jeremy Harts, 38, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possessing a firearm with an altered serial number and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison on drug and firearm charges.

On Tuesday, Jeremy Harts, 38, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possessing a firearm with an altered serial number and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

He was sentenced to between 55-93 months in prison.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Harts was found with 0.31 grams of methamphetamine when detectives came to his house on Arlene Drive to serve him with an outstanding order for arrest for a misdemeanor probation violation on Sept. 24, 2018.

Less than two months later, he was found in possession of a Hi-Point .380 ACP firearm with an altered serial number as well as a bindle of heroin in a shed behind his house.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety website, Harts has multiple previous convictions.

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