DEPUTIES: Major Cocaine Distributor Busted

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.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    This dude is a good guy who takes care of his kids and also helps his community in many different ways! If you dont know him then stop judging him every one has made bad decisions...
  • by peoplerracist Location: Greenville on Jul 7, 2011 at 02:47 PM
    I guess if I am white and married to someone who looks like this but has nothing to do with drugs then I am just drugged-out trailer park trash too huh? Before u make comments about the way someone looks u should check ur stereotypes at the door. Also....comment on something that u have unbiased knowledge of if the only unintelligent thing u can say has to do with the way people look. U might want to look at the people in ur own neighborhood and see that without them, he wouldn't b as successful at his "pharmaceutical sales".
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      by Where would they go? on Jul 8, 2011 at 01:22 PM in reply to peoplerracist
      If your "friend" stopped selling the drugs, how would these "upper-class" people get their drugs? In a perfect world, they'd stop buying them because they can't find a dealer. So, don't try to pin this on the "upper-class"... it's just as much fault as the greedy dealers....right?
  • by lacy Location: petterson on Jul 7, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    oh lord lets be stupid about it ! yall are acting dumb so dont talk about my drug dealer friend ! thanks alot ! Aqua :)
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??? DO YOU EVEN KNOW? Could you point out the slur here?????
  • by Angie Location: Gville on Jul 7, 2011 at 09:24 AM
    Good for him but since he can pay his own bond with no problem, whats the use. He will just be on the run. Good job justice system... NOT!
  • by hollllaaaaaa on Jul 7, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    Hope you like bologna sandwiches
  • by RD Mercer on Jul 7, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    Hey, they did it. They caught the tater.
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      by not on Jul 7, 2011 at 05:41 PM in reply to RD Mercer
      Don`t be a tater hater.
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        by RD Mercer on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:36 AM in reply to not
        Maybe they will catch tater tot next!
  • by 2ndStPirate Location: 2nd Street on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:49 AM
    So "Major Cocaine Distributor" caught, but only a $100,000 bond???? This is a problem...
  • by MadMax Location: Tarboro on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:32 AM
    only $100,000...he'll be out and gone in a few days, and then you'll spend more than that trying to get him back here
  • by ? on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:18 AM
    Great Job!! Score one for good guys!!!
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