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.