Wilmington police arrest two in connection to drug busts

The Wilmington Police Department arrested two people in connection to drug busts on October 11 and October 13.
Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 10:29 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) -The Wilmington Police Department arrested two people in connection to drug busts on October 11 and October 13.

“On Tuesday, October 11th, the Wilmington Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of N. 11th Street. After detaining everyone inside, officers conducted a search and seized just over 27 grams of cocaine, 1.5 grams of ecstasy, a handgun, and nearly $3,000 in cash,” stated the WPD in a release.

Wilmington resident Lavar Tyshaun Gadson, 37, was arrested and is now being held under a $275,000 bond. He is facing charges of:

  • Possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine
  • Possession of Schedule I controlled substances
  • Manufacturing cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver within 1000 feet of a park
  • Maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of distributing narcotics
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

“In a separate search, on Thursday, the Wilmington Police Department executed a search warrant in the 800 block of S. 8th Street. After detaining everyone inside, officers conducted a search and seized just over 13.5 grams of powder cocaine, 2.6 grams of crack cocaine, 794 grams of marijuana, and a handgun,” said the WPD.

Police arrested 32-year-old Jerry Godfrey, another Wilmington resident, who is being held without bond. He is facing charges of:

  • Two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine
  • Manufacturing cocaine
  • Felony possession of marijuana
  • Maintaining a dwpurposeor the purposes of distributing narcotics
  • Possession with intent to sell and deliver within 1000 feet of a park
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Misdemeanor child abuse