Suspected Drug Dealer Busted In Greenville

An undercover investigation into a suspected drug dealer over the last two months has ended with the arrest of suspected drug dealer, 36-year-old Richard Duarte of Moses Dr. in Greenville.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says the investigation included the purchasing of marijuana and cocaine at Duarte's home.

Duarte was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of Sell and Deliver Marijuana; four counts of Possession With the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana; one count of Sell and Deliver a Counterfeit Substance; and two counts Maintaining a Dwelling House for Control Substance.

“Our narcotics unit continues to be aggressive in their pursuit of illegal activity in Pitt County. This is a residential neighborhood. We are hoping that with this arrest, the neighborhood will be a safer place for those families,” stated Sheriff Neil Elks.

Duarte was jailed under a $75,000 secured bond.


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  • by DrugAnon on May 1, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    Hey Sheriff Elks can you put a bug in Chief Anderson's ear about the drug dealing on Vance street in Greenville . I did but I guess its a joke to GPD
  • by Gville on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:44 PM
    oh he will be out in six months just like all the rest of them.
  • by Gville on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:35 PM
    Good job but did it have to take two months Im sure alot of dealing went on in two months!
  • by Mummers Location: Havelock /Va on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    WOW THEY REALLY DIDNT DO ANYTHING TO REALLY STOP REAL DRUGS
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      by DrugAnon on Apr 30, 2011 at 05:51 AM in reply to Mummers
      Every drop in the bucket may cause it to fill up...Please stop being a negative nelly and let's just congratulate the department on a job well done
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM
    Good job GPD.......couldn't even get the real stuff could you? Counterfeit substance??? does that even count as getting drugs off the streets. Good job for 2 months worth of investigating I think......
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      by DrugAnon on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM in reply to
      hey if you read it says Sherrif dept....
  • by PC Sherriff Dept on Apr 29, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    GPD's Anderson needs to take a clue from PCSD and start kicking butt and taking names. Anderson is lazy and knows that he will never get fired as he is an African American in a leadership role. Despite being the worst police chief Greenville has had in 30 years, the city management will never fire him.
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      by Spelling For Dummies on Apr 29, 2011 at 11:29 AM in reply to PC Sherriff Dept
      Are you with the Sheriff's Department as your user name implies? I ask, because you misspelled "Sheriff" (it's not spelled: Sherriff). Were you "lazy" in spelling class? Perhaps the PCSD can get you some tutoring.
      • reply
        by Sorry for the typo on Apr 29, 2011 at 11:57 AM in reply to Spelling For Dummies
        Should I correct you on your incorrect use of a colon?
    • reply
      by Gray on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:25 PM in reply to PC Sherriff Dept
      I agree
  • by troy Location: washington on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:57 AM
    Wonder how many crack rocks the police gave to the informants?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 at 04:31 AM in reply to troy
      Troy how would you know about informants and crack?
  • by BLAHammed on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:10 AM
    Send them all to prison and force them to watch reruns the royal wedding for a few years,that will teach them.
    • reply
      by jerry on Apr 29, 2011 at 04:46 AM in reply to BLAHammed
      LOL! They would volunteer for the needle, I know I would!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 at 02:46 AM
    Max out his punishment. Keep this SCUM off the street. The Police did there job, Judge do yours.
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