Police Chief's Son, Roommate Busted On Drug Charges

The son of New Bern's police chief is in jail--after he and a friend were arrested last night on multiple drug charges.

Christopher Palombo, son of Chief Frank Palombo faces 24 charges after his arrest last night at Copperfield Apartments in New Bern.

Craven County deputies say the charges against the 22 year old Palombo include possession with intent to deliver marijuana, sell and deliver cocaine, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Also charged was Riccardo Montevecchi of the same address. He faces 12 drug charges, including possession with intent to sell cocaine.

Deputies say the arrest was part of a three week long investigation into both men that culminated with a search of their apartment.

Bond for both men was set at $150,000 each.


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  • by caring citizen Location: NC on Oct 24, 2007 at 08:23 PM
    I met Chris and Ricardo, and never suspected any of this. Im disappointed about all of it, I never knew any of this went on. I feel bad that it happened but our streets need to be rid of all this drug stuff. Good job to the sherriff's dept. Sorry that great guys had to get put into this situation. but, they should learn from there mistakes
  • by amanda Location: florida on Oct 8, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    this is my cousiin chris he is a very good kid he got cought up in a mad situation and a mad moment.yes i realize the seriousness of this crime but my cousin does not deserve to be put in jail for a long period of time.hes trying to get his life togther for the better.i love you chris!!
  • by Crystal Location: Washington on Oct 2, 2007 at 01:32 PM
    i hope Chief Polombo doesn't let this affect his career. Just because his son was doing it (allegedly) doesnt mean the chief knew of it.Great job by the sheriff's department!
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