Suspected Carteret County Drug Dealer Arrested

A Salter Path man is facing drug charges in both Carteret and Jones Counties.

The Carteret County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old James Franklin, Jr. of Salter Path Rd. in Salter Path was arrested Friday. Lawmen say Deputy Greg Mason arrested Franklin since he knew there was an outstanding warrant for Franklin's arrest from Jones County.

Franklin was searched, and lawmen say they found he had crack and powder cocaine, totaling 17 grams. Franklin was arrested and taken the Carteret County Jail. He was served with warrants from Jones County for Felony Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and charged by Carteret County with Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Cocaine. His bond was set at $21,000 bond.

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