Fentanyl, meth, cocaine seized in Wilmington drug bust

Fentanyl, meth, cocaine seized in Wilmington drug bust
Jamal Tucker, left, and Rudolph Walker Jr. (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Two Wilmington men are behind bars following a three-month investigation into fentanyl trafficking.

Wilmington police and the department’s SWAT team executed search warrants Thursday at two homes in the 300 block of South 15th Street and the 800 block of Chestnut Street.

Officers seized 45.9 grams of fentanyl, 276.47 grams of methamphetamine, 24.04 grams of crack cocaine, a gun, and $5,055 in cash.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says as little as two milligrams of fentanyl is a lethal dose to most people. The amount of the powerful opioid that officers reportedly seized in Thursday’s bust (45.9 grams) is enough to kill nearly 23,000 people.

Jamal Tucker, 29, was given a $3.4 million bond and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in opium/heroin (two counts)
  • Trafficking in methamphetamine (two counts)
  • Possession of a schedule II controlled substance (two counts)
  • Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine
  • Maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon

Rudolph Walker, Jr., 61, is charged with possession with intent to sell/manufacture/distribute a schedule II controlled substance, possession drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He was given a $38,000 bond.

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