Beaufort County Man Charged With Buying Drugs From Undercover Agent

A man from Washington accused of buying marijuana from an undercover agent is now behind bars

Lawmen report that they have arrested and charged 22-year old Allen Swanner Jr. of Washington and charged him with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and other drug related charges.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit along with Officers with the North Carolina Division of Community Corrections say Swanner's arrest stemmed from Investigators conducting controlled purchases of marijuana.

Authorities say that Swanner was on probation as a result of drug convictions when the controlled purchases of marijuana were conducted.

Swanner is being held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 05:30 AM
    There are so many corrupt law enforcement officers out there it is insane. They will fabricate the truth and twist it to their own liking. Occasionally they protect and serve. They mainly harass and destroy. They have no compassion or desire to help - only hurt and make a name for themselves.
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      by crazy on Mar 4, 2012 at 08:42 AM in reply to
      should the cops be investigated for giving drugs to informants?There is no telling what these people do after they get their fix from the cops.
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        by to crazy on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM in reply to crazy
        Crazy,is that what happens? Do the officers reward the informants with drugs? I thought they were helping out to help reduce their sentence and or got paid for the information. What happens if they are not in trouble but just want to be an informant, how does this happen and how are they rewarded? Anonymous, I also agree with your 3/1/2012 statement.
  • by Know-It-All on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:03 AM
    Don't trust that badge...
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      by To: Know It All on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:16 AM in reply to Know-It-All
      Did they find any others involved in the pharmacy incident? What about the ones that she supposedly stole the drugs for. She was a caring pharmacist and I hate that she was involved in this scam, if that is what it was. I just wondered if they found others involved or is the case still being worked. TY Know it all for your information, hopefully, you can add some light to this story as well.
  • by JC on Feb 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    en·trap·ment noun 1. the luring by a law-enforcement agent of a person into committing a crime, seems pretty clear cut.
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      by a criminal pro. on Feb 28, 2012 at 04:51 AM in reply to JC
      Its called a reverse buy its not entrapment it is used alot. Do your homework or get busted.
  • by MeNeither2 on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    At least we know who's NOT a snitch - this kid!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 08:38 PM
    Not on the other side of the tracks! Oh my goodness! People are so fast to judge but not on this one! If he were black, I would see comments like "Throw him away for life" "He looks like an animal or criminal" or my favorite "He looks like he lives on Market, 7th, or 9th St." Who cares who his grandparents are obviously they don't have it that good cause he out here selling drugs! He is just like anybody else selling drugs! SCUM!
  • by What Going On Location: Morehead on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:12 AM
    Police should use drug dogs at our schools doors and on the street of Morhead and near Court House . Why not this would help clean it up . and people would be safer in public. Then there need to trap anyone that wants to do wrong is that right.
  • by Tom Location: Washington on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:55 PM
    I'm a retired LEO and there is nothing right in LEO posiing as Drug dealers to entice young people to buy drugs so they can arrest them. That is the sadest excuse for police work I've ever witnessed. There was a time when you had to do more than wave some pot infront of a troubled person, trying to survive in an economy where a college graduate can't find a job. LEO's involved in this ..you should be ashamed, your not a Charlie Brown or anything even close.
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      by Not Retired on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:27 PM in reply to Tom
      Tom they don't use LEO to do this , its the informants, you know the informant is someone that has been arrested for drug charges and the cops tell them if they will rat on someone or sell drugs using an audio and video wire , then they get their sentence reduced or dismissed.
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      by To Tom on Feb 25, 2012 at 04:48 AM in reply to Tom
      Welcome to law enforcement in Beaufort County, what will be, will be as I say!!! It would surprise you to see what is done (under the color of law) here just to be posted online or get it in the paper. There are enough people selling drugs in Beaufort County without the SO or WPD doing it. How much did this little operation cost us taxpayers and how many people did it take to arrest this one person? Isn't it interesting that he was the only one arrested?? Just a small sting operation. Your comment, "saddest excuse for police work", if you only knew what goes on. Really Sad. Beaufort County this is your department, Protecting & Serving You, Feel any safer????
  • by stud Location: washington on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:35 PM
    oh my god!! Thanks to the police and there sting the streets are so much safer!! yall just got the murder of the street you r my hero's psyche maybe they need to smoke weed oh they do yours when they take it
  • by sucks Location: washington on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:29 PM
    he is in trouble for weed what ever happened to the ring of doc's and sheriffs how were taking aroids and pills?
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      by LeeLee on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:32 PM in reply to sucks
      Im sure that was swept under the carpet like everything else! BoCo's finest!
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        by doc on Feb 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM in reply to LeeLee
        im sure your right leelee swept under the table
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          by reply on Feb 26, 2012 at 04:50 AM in reply to doc
          now that is a good point. Whatever happened to the pharmacy incident with the passing out or selling steroids??? We should all call the DA's office and ask him where that case is and who is working it. Out of sight out of mine. Thank you for the fact that we have not heard anything recently about that case. WITN can you find out what happened and report it in the paper? Your public wants to know. TY
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        by Not Swept on Feb 26, 2012 at 04:34 PM in reply to LeeLee
        Heather Tetterton faced three counts of embezzlement of a controlled substance by an employee, and two counts of possession with intent to deliver a schedule three controlled substance. In a plea deal worked out with the state, Tetterton pleaded guilty to all five counts, in exchange for other charges against her being dropped
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          by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:04 AM in reply to Not Swept
          She got out very light because of a high dollar lawyer her Dad could afford.50 hours community service and a years probation. Do you think that was fair? People are getting more punishment for having weed. Its who you know, what you know and how fat your wallet is so you can hire a high dollar attorney.
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      by Reply on Feb 26, 2012 at 04:32 PM in reply to sucks
      Heather Tetterton faced three counts of embezzlement of a controlled substance by an employee, and two counts of possession with intent to deliver a schedule three controlled substance. In a plea deal worked out with the state, Tetterton pleaded guilty to all five counts, in exchange for other charges against her being dropped
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        by Know-It-All on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:02 AM in reply to Reply
        Is she still allowed to work in a pharmacy?
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          by Not Swept on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM in reply to Know-It-All
          She surrendered her Phamacist license.
  • by Anoymous Location: Greene County on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:37 AM
    This sounds like something that would happen in Greene County. I think the law enforcement needs to be better educated. It is true that the pot smokers that go to work everyday for their money seems to get the worst punishment, while the crackheads and dealers just cost each county more and more money. What is a few days in jail to them? They get free food, watch tv, and lay around all day. They don't have to work for their money. Their check keeps coming to their mailbox each month, and also the food stamp card gets loaded with more $$$, and the normal potheads have to go to work so they can get all this stuff free. I am not or have never been a drug user, but I know some that are. Some people are addicted to alcohol, prescription drugs, and to street drugs. What is the difference? Does the law enforcement get talked about because they had too much to drink. Sure enough not. That is hush-hush.
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