Carteret County Man Charged With Felony Drug Charges

A Carteret County man is released on bond after being charged with nine counts of felony drug charges.

Carteret County deputies arrested 56 year old Ronald Glenn Riggs of 133 South James Street in Newport. They say Riggs is charged with several counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle to distribute.

Riggs was released on bond awaiting trial.


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  • by john Location: pitt county on Dec 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    This is a message to everyone complaining about the war on drugs. People the drugs are not the problem its the people using the drugs. No drug dealer is forcing anyone to consume anything people are just to immature i have been a proud father,sucessful business owner, and 35yr marijuana smoker not one year of my life have i drawn un-employment or medicaid.
  • by somewhere in the county Location: everywhere on Dec 5, 2010 at 09:07 PM
    that is soo messed up they will let someone out of jail with that many drug chargers.when they are willing to lock people up for 240 days for child support when they where out here working and making an effort to pay their child support.people like him deserve more jail time than being released
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      by x on Jun 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM in reply to somewhere in the county
      dear somewhere, My thoughts as well but please know that the Child support does not work at all , it has been 24 years i have been trying to get my child support from this same person, but only recvd 1500.00 , Ronald was my x what should make you mad as hell is he was getting assistance of AFDC and food stamps and medicaid, your tax dollars, while his kids grew up with out never did he call or send a bithday card 24 years! Just so you know the boys turned out well and are both combat vetrans of the iraq war compliments of the U.S.Army,! well done me! Mom that is.
  • by Harold Location: nc on Dec 3, 2010 at 05:31 PM
    The so called "war on drugs" is a joke. Its not a war, its a way for the courts to get money from the dealers and throw them out again to get caught again. The courts and lawyers make more money from the drug trade than the dealers do. The poor cops may as well be wearing their own handcuffs when they put their lives on the line with NO backing from the courts. To all you judges out there.. justice for sale IS NOT JUSTICE.
  • by booboo on Dec 3, 2010 at 08:59 AM
    I live in a nice Greenville neighborhood. For several years a family near me has been selling drugs. The police have been there several times for underage drinking parties. The police have been told what is going on, yet no one is ever charged. War on drugs is a failure. Even when they are told where to look, nothing happens.
  • by Scott on Dec 3, 2010 at 05:46 AM
    The war on drugs does nothing but keep 10,000 DEA employees employed and feeds the bloated judicial system money. If they really wanted to have a "War on Drugs" they should treat it like a war and get rid of the problems permanantly. Once a few dealers go "missing" other people will get the message real quick.
  • by Newporter Location: NC on Dec 3, 2010 at 05:41 AM
    Mr. Riggs has a Newport mailing address but he lives in Broad Creek NOT Newport.
  • by jim Location: newport on Dec 3, 2010 at 03:32 AM
    It's a shame they only got one,keep up the good work!!
  • by Mike Location: Onslow on Dec 3, 2010 at 02:26 AM
    SCORE 1 for the "good guys"!
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