Trio arrested on cocaine trafficking charges, deputies say

Trio arrested on cocaine trafficking charges, deputies say
Marty Rogers, left, Ray Rogers, middle, and Februa Bass, right. (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Three people are accused of trafficking cocaine to the Port City from out of state, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday, detectives with the sheriff’s office’s Vice and Narcotics Unit concluded a month-long investigation by stopping a rental car on Front Street in the downtown Wilmington area.

During a search of the vehicle, detectives found 270 grams of cocaine tucked away inside the car.

Narcotics detectives confiscated 270 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop on Wednesday.
Narcotics detectives confiscated 270 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop on Wednesday. (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

Marty Douglas Rogers, 34, of Wilmington, Ray Clarence Rogers, 39, of Chicago, and Februa Adella Bass, 39, of Wilmington, were taken into custody and charged with several offenses including:

  • Trafficking cocaine (3 counts)
  • Conspiracy to traffick cocaine (3 counts)
  • Manufacture cocaine
  • Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute cocaine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The three suspects were each given $1 million bonds.

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