Drug bust reveals 600 bags of heroin and handgun; two validated gang members arrested

Drug bust reveals 600 bags of heroin and handgun; two validated gang members arrested
Drug bust reveals 600 bags of heroin and handgun (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Jacque Maurice Robinson and Jamal Dy’Ron Price were arrested for suspected drug trafficking Friday, June 19, by detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division.

The arrest came after a two-month long investigation and a search of Robinson’s residence, located at 913 N. 6th Street, revealed over 600 bags of heroin and a Ruger P89 9mm handgun with an altered serial number.

Robinson’s charges included possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, carry a concealed weapon and alter/remove serial number.

Price was charged with trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession of MDMA, breaking and entering and other drug-related charges.

Validated gang members, Jacque Maurice Robinson and Jamal Dy’Ron Price, were arrested for suspected drug trafficking Friday, June 19,
Validated gang members, Jacque Maurice Robinson and Jamal Dy’Ron Price, were arrested for suspected drug trafficking Friday, June 19, (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)

Bond was secured at $700,000 for Jacque Robinson and $2,525,000 for Jamal Price.

Robinson and Price are both in the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

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