Police: Major Greenville Heroin Supplier Busted

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Greenville police say they have nabbed a man they consider to be a major supplier of heroin to Greenville and Pitt County.

The Greenville Drug Task Force arrested Joshua Sutton, Jr. on Thursday. Police announced the bust in a news release this morning.

Police say they seized 500 bindles of heroin worth some $15,000 along with $7,000 in cash. Sutton's arrest capped a four month long investigation.

The 41-year-old Sutton is in jail on a $2.5-million bond.

Charges: 4 counts of Trafficking Heroin
3 counts of Conspiracy to Trafficking Heroin
4 counts of Selling Heroin
4 counts of Delivering Heroin
4 counts of Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin
4 counts of Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substances


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