Mother, son arrested on multiple drug charges in Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A mother and son in Wilmington are facing several drug charges after an investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s office, the Vice-Narcotics Division closed a six-month investigation by conducting a search warrant on Rockwell Road on Feb. 10.
“At the conclusion of the search warrant, detectives found approximately 6,900 pressed pills (760.0 grams) containing fentanyl with a street value of $140,000, a loaded Glock handgun, and US currency,” according to the sheriff’s office.
Detectives arrested Leslie Nicole Mitchell and her son, Payton James Mitchell, both of Wilmington.
“Detectives suspect Payton Mitchell is responsible for trafficking over 50,000 fentanyl-based pills into New Hanover County in just the past 6 months,” the sheriff’s office said. “Both subjects were charged with several drug trafficking related charges.”
Payton Mitchell is being held under a $11.6 million bond while Leslie Mitchell’s bond was set at $2 million.
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