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Archive for July, 2013

Man jailed on heroin charges

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Joseph William Porter, 32, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin.

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Man beaten during assualt over cigarette

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

A 53-year-old Wilmington man was injured Sunday when he was assaulted after denying a couple a cigarette.

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Bust leads to $130,000 worth of heroin

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says a month-long investigation netted more than 3,200 bags of heroin with a street value of $130,000.

Vice and Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at 905 North 5th St. last week. In the home detectives found 3,250 bags of heroin.

Detectives arrested John Scott Hudson and Travis Lee Angel and cited Rebecca C. Maxwell.

Hudson, 40, is charged with trafficking heroin, conspiracy to traffic heroin, possession with intent to sell and distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Angel, 39, trafficking heroin, conspiracy to traffic heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Maxwell, 43, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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UPDATE: Police make arrest in early morning murder case

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Officers in Whiteville arrested a man who is accused of a murder that happened around 3:00 a.m.

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Reckless driver call leads police to man passed out in car with heroin

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a call about a reckless driver led them to a man passed out in his car with heroin over the weekend.

Police say the call came in around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. They say officers found the car reported at a gas station at N. 3rd St. and Red Cross St. downtown.

Investigators say Joseph William Porter was passed out in the front seat. Officers say they also found two bindles of heroin on the front seat.

Porter is out of jail charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and possession of a controlled substance.

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