Deputies Recover Drugs From Septic Tank After Flush

Police work can often be a dirty job. Just ask Carteret County deputies.

Deputies were able to flush out a drug suspect, even though they say Delton Doneghy flushed the goods down the commode.

Doneghy is charged with 3 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, 2 counts of sell and deliver crack cocaine, 2 counts of maintaining a dwelling to sell a controlled substance, 1 count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carteret County deputies say when they got to the man's home at Eagles Nest Mobile Home Park, Doneghy flushed the drugs down the toilet. But deputies eventually recovered the cocaine and marijuana from the septic tank.

Deputies say Doneghy has an extensive record for previous drug convictions. He's in jail on a $100,000 bond.


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  • by NC LEO Location: Here on Aug 28, 2010 at 11:47 PM
    Steph thats called Probable Cause to search the septic tank. Andy I guess you believe the trooper can't give you a ticket if he does not have his Campaign hat on......Just because you are told something does not mean it is the law.
  • by educated Location: enc on Aug 28, 2010 at 09:59 AM
    STEPH.... I guess if someone kills your family member and throws the murder weapon in the creek law enforcement is not suppose to get it. Evidence is Evidence no matter how much S#?/ you have to go through to get it. And yes he does have rights.....the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney..etc
  • by Anonymous on Aug 28, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    He is stupid too.
  • by To Mr Spells Check on Aug 27, 2010 at 07:54 PM
    There is a difference in a typo and a misspelling. I learnt how to spell that word back in da fowf drade.
  • by Steph Location: Kinston on Aug 27, 2010 at 07:45 PM
    what is the law on a search warrant? i don't see any reason for them to pump the septic tank. i don't agree with the drug dealing, however people have rights.
  • by Sani-flush on Aug 27, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    Sounds like it was a Royal Flush!
  • by Fred Location: Martin co on Aug 27, 2010 at 03:38 PM
    should let him smoke it now,,maybe he will enjoy the flavor!
  • by Drain-o on Aug 27, 2010 at 01:33 PM
    I guess his drug dealing career is down the drain.
  • by just wondering Location: kinston on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:45 PM
    Andy Nonomus, your 3 minute deal is too cool!!!
  • by a little Location: rank on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    Slammed dunked the whole stash!...Only to have the long arm of the law to do the super scoop!!...Where can reakin-stink-in drugs be used for an under cover drug bust? Answer: next to a land fill..LOL
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