Beaufort County Deputies Make A Surprise Find: Deer & Drugs

Deputies made a surprising discovery after pulling over a pick-up truck for swerving early Friday morning in Beaufort County.

Authorities tell us they stopped a red Toyota pick-up truck around 3am after it was veering off the road.

Joseph Brown and Jim Buck were arrested by the Sheriff's Department, both in possession of marijuana but also something else.

Officials noticed fresh blood dripping from the back of the vehicle, that's when they discovered two-dead deer in the back.

Wildlife officers were called into help.

They told WITN Brown and Buck illegally shot and killed the deer, and this isn't the first time.

Both have previously been charged with illegally hunting deer.


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  • by Debi Location: Beaufort County on May 3, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    I'd rather have the deer than the two jerks who killed them. As far as the marijuana charges, well, at least the guys weren't driving drunk.
  • by donald on May 3, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    guess they blew all their grocery money on weed so had to kill the deer to eat?
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 3, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    I'm sure this kind of activity goes on in all of Northeastern North Carolina. I know Martin, Bertie, and Washington counties have had this going on quite sometime while I was growing up. It's common around there.
  • by JB Location: Washington on May 3, 2010 at 08:29 AM
    Good, two less deer to run out in front of me on my Harley.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 07:02 PM
    Oh give me a home, where the white tail deer roam, and the hunters smoke weed all day. I wonder which is easier; firelighting deer or buying pot in Beaufort County?
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on May 2, 2010 at 01:44 PM
    Okay, my husband pays for a Hunting License each year. He abides by the 'hunt and tag' rules. He does not hunt outside of the regulations. Any comments?
  • by Mr. Hunter on May 2, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    WOW!!! I would have loved to have bought some of the deer meat, it makes the best steak you have ever eaten!!!
  • by Jim Buck Location: Washington on May 2, 2010 at 11:16 AM
    Yes i do admit i was wrong for what i did, the truth is that the deer were already cleaned, and werent in the truck, ...just the bag of meat. I have learned a big lesson and certainly dont plan on doing this 'ever' again.
  • by Jeff Location: Jacksonville on May 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM
    Kevin, put down the pot and step away from the computer. You are not helping your friends case at all.
  • by Kevin Location: Johnson on May 2, 2010 at 09:33 AM
    Joseph Brown admitted to shooting the dear, but the pot wasnt his but the other guys. I know Joseph real well, and the pot wasnt his. He does have a problem with shooting dear when its not in season. He dose not have a drug problem.
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