Deputies say they've busted a major distributor of cocaine and crack cocaine in Carteret County.
Sidney Tate III of Beaufort was arrested on Tuesday on numerous drug charged following an extensive undercover drug operation. Detectives say they had received numerous complaints about Tate's illegal drug activity.
He's charged with 5 counts of trafficking in cocaine. 5 counts of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver cocaine, 5 counts of selling cocaine, 5 counts of delivering cocaine, and 5 counts of felony maintaining a vehicle for drug purposes.
Tate is in the Carteret County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.