Deputies Arrest Son & Mom For Opium Trafficking

A disabled man and his mother are behind bars after deputies say they were trafficking in Opium.

Robert Chunn, who deputies say is permanently disabled, is accused of selling his prescription medicine to undercover officers in Carteret County. He's charged with 8 counts of trafficking opium, 2 counts of conspiracy and possession with intent to sell/distribute narcotics.

Chunn's mother, Rita, is accused of conspiracy to traffic in opium for her part in her son's drug sales.

Both mother and son are due in court Tuesday morning.


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  • by Thankful Location: wmst on Apr 23, 2009 at 04:45 AM
    To Ginny,,, Thank you for that.. yes you have to own up for what you do, I am now 6mths drug free, and loving life.
  • by Ginny Location: V'town on Apr 22, 2009 at 07:25 PM
    The post from "Thankful" was very heart warming. I don't know many people who truly reflect on whtere they were when they got caught. Most people play the blame game. "Someone else set me up", or "I'm not as bad the the dealers, because I just use enough for myself". It always escalates, and a person who can never take responsibility and see they have a problem will never get the help they desperately need. I'm glad you are doing well now. We need more people like you. God bless you.
  • by related to these two Location: carteret co on Apr 22, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    Since I am related to these two, I feel it necessary to add a bit of insight. First of all, Mr. Chunn is far from poor. He receives a settlement check each & every month that is more than most of us could hope to make in several months, let alone one! He has not always been disabled. Yes, what happened to him is horrible, but he has had every chance in the world to live a fullfilling life. He has chosen his path and so has his mother. This is not the first time that he has been in trouble; however, due to his disability, judges have never really been hard on him. Our family is extremely embarassed by all of this. There is absolutely no excuse for either of these two to behave as they have.
  • by Thankful Location: wmst on Apr 22, 2009 at 06:06 PM
    You know something, I got arrested last year for conspiracy to selling drugs, I was a user, not a seller, I was under $100,000.00 bond. Today I am thankful that they got me, because I am still alive, I would probally be dead right now if they didn't do their Job. I will never mess with the men in blue/black ever again.
  • by the truth doesnt acutally hurt... on Apr 22, 2009 at 04:50 PM
    my real point is, its funny how people DO make it a racial thing when someone commits a crime. white people sympathize with white people, and black people sympathize with black people. each group thinks there must be some good reason why the person of their culture committed the crime, but when the criminals are not of their culture, they become 'horrible dirty thugs who deserve to die'. its just an interesting observation, nothing to get heated about...why dont we look past it all and think about the real issues, like what drugs/drug dealers are doing to our world? see things for what they are not what you could sympathize with.
  • by M Location: Washington on Apr 22, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    A vicodin a day keeps the worries away. Well actually, 4-5 vicodin.
  • by WGAF Location: Jacksonville on Apr 22, 2009 at 01:28 PM
    Seems that NC has its own getting caught.
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Apr 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM
    To moderator, what was wrong with my post, I thought I kept it okay. What do I need to fix?
  • by quit judging Location: eastern north carolina on Apr 22, 2009 at 09:54 AM
    quit talking about her she probably looks better than you, everyone makes mistakes, yes even you
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Apr 22, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    I thank God everyday I am healthy, but 99.999% of this disabled crap is just that. I have been in many diffewrent places of business and seen people working that if they wanted to could draw disability, but they choose to work. Iv'e seen workers in Walmart in wheelchairs to people with down sindrome in Target. And quite frankly, they seem to make the best employee's. I am not saying do away with didibility, but it need some work. I no people who are disabled who can't get it, and others that do that get around and fish, hunt, and play golf. I don't no these people, but I would put money on it if they were investigated, they would loose it. Sell drugs for food, thats what we have soup kitchens for. There are churches that give away food everyday. Show me a crime and I will counter balance it for you.
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