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Police chase ends in arrests, seizure of 90 bags of heroin

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Three men were arrested Tuesday night in Leland after a brief car chase on Highway 74/76 that ended when officers performed a PIT maneuver.

According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the car, 20-year-old Kyeric Tashaun Sweet of Wilmington will face several charges. Officers said they suspected he was transporting heroin around 9 p.m. between New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. After the chase ended, they said they found 90 bags of heroin inside the car.

Sweet is accused of having, trafficking and selling heroin, running to elude arrest and reckless driving. Malik Dion Matthews, 17, of Wilmington and Antwon Trelle Hansley, 19, of Rocky Point are also accused of possessing and selling the drug. Officers add that there also might be an investigation into whether Sweet is involved with gangs.


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