Drug Bust In Pitt County Takes $10,000 Worth Of Crack Off The Streets

Numerous complaints by residents prompted the Pitt Sheriff's Department to seek and get a warrant for the home of James Earl Jenkins.

Deputies say when they arrived they found 100 grams of crack cocaine which included 240 individually packaged dosage units ready for sale.

It happened on Friday evening at 102 Glenda Street in Greenville at the 63 year-old's home.

The estimated street value of the drugs taken off the streets is $10,000 dollars. Deputies say they also recovered $698 dollars in cash.

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine (1) count, and Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Controlled Substances (1) count.

Bond: $100,000.00 secured and he currently remains in the Pitt County Detention.


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  • by NGE Location: enc on Nov 9, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    The bail should have been a million.How many times before the police arrested this man has he been responsible for drugs on the street? The hell and torment that families go through because of drug use is horrific.I don't live in South America and could care less about a backward culture of "crack growers"Load up the old man in a plane and dump his rump right in the middle of the "indigenous coca" people of South America and he can chew or eat it,or suck it up his nose.If those people in South America are so concerned about making American dollars off crack addicts,let them keep them up on thier own continent.Crap with crack!It destroys people lives that aren't even addicted to it!
  • by Aunt B Location: Greenville on Nov 9, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    Well there's a nice role model for the youth of west G'ville!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2009 at 10:37 PM
    There is a huge difference between chewing coca leaves or drinking coca tea to alleviate respiratory distress, nosebleeds, pain, and give energy in super high altitude regions, and CRACK - which is not a paste... it's in rock form. The way substances are processed makes a tremendous difference in their chemical structure. You're right that the originating plant is part of a traditional culture, but the reason it's hard to stop the craze for it's demented offspring product in the U.S. is because people don't take responsibility for their own actions.
  • by P on Nov 8, 2009 at 04:05 PM
    Old thug
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Nov 8, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    Crack cocaine is a paste made from the coca plant. The indigenous people of South America still use the coca leaves. The juices from the coca plants supposedly help the indigenous people work long hours and tone down their appetites. It is still legal to grow coca in particular regions of South America since it's part of their heritage. The coca farmers then distribute their crops throughout South America and due to the lucrative business of selling the plant to drug smugglers, many also choose this option. Trying to stop the drug craze in the U.S. is difficult because what is illegal here(cocaine), is manufactured from a plant that is part of the cultural heritage of many South Americans.
  • by Officer1 Location: NC on Nov 8, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    Leave this poor old man alone. He hasn't hurt anyone. Can't you see the look on his face how "the wrong person" was arrested and he doesn't have anything to do with drugs. That's what some bleeding heart idiots will be saying. And "if" he gets sentenced to "any" jail time, he'll be back out shortly and still selling "again".
  • by enc Location: enc on Nov 8, 2009 at 03:59 AM
    hard to beleive he is only 24 by that photo...crack sure ages you...drugs do NOT pay!
  • by lisa Location: greenville on Nov 7, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    Catch the pushers, not the users. It is funny how crack isn't grown or manufactured in our neighborhoods, but when there is a bust, it sure happens in our neighborhood. Police the borders and the watereways and we will see who the drug dealers really are!
  • by Good job on Nov 7, 2009 at 07:27 PM
    Glad to see some of the scum in jail. Keep it Police!!
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