Carteret County Drug Dealers Sentenced To Federal Time

Two drug dealers from the east have been sentenced to federal prison time.

39-year-old Frederick Horne of Morehead City and 38-year-old Nicole Mayers of Newport were sentenced after pleading guilty in federal court in Greenville.

Horne was sentenced to 6 years 8 months and Mayers was sentenced to 12 years. Both were investigated by the Carteret County Sheriff's Office and arrested in December 2010 on numerous felony drug charges.

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Repeat drug offenders are arrested for cocaine trafficking in Carteret County.

Carteret County Sheriff's Drug Detectives arrested 37-year-old Nicole Grady Mayers of Newport and Frederick Horne of Morehead City Tuesday on numerous counts of trafficking cocaine and related charges.

The Sheriff's Office received complaints from citizens Horne was selling crack cocaine in Carteret County. An undercover operation by the Sheriff's Office, Morehead City Police and U. S. Coast
Guard Investigative Service resulted in the arrest of Horne and Mayers after undercover detectives purchased 110 grams of crack cocaine from them.

Mayers was placed under $500,000 secured bond and Horne was placed under a $1,000,000 secured bond. Horne has prior convictions for Cocaine Trafficking and other drug charges and was released from prison in 2009. Mayers has prior convictions for Selling Controlled Substances, Common Law Robbery and Shoplifting.


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  • by Great Mug Shots on Sep 17, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    Would you trust either one of these people? (just by looks alone)
  • by Truth on Sep 17, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    Legalize and regulate all of it. Spend a portion of the money we would save enforcing these laws and establish drug addiction counseling and rehab centers. Boost education in schools and in public warning against drug use. In 10 years a lesser percentage of the population will be using drugs and the drug gangs and cartels will have to move on to something else much less lucrative (or go legit and pay taxes too) if they want to keep making money.
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      by bs on Sep 17, 2011 at 10:46 PM in reply to Truth
      That has got to be the dumbest idea ever. Make one of the most addicting drugs on the market legal so we can make more rehab programs. If you legalize it then drug dealers will be robbing and stealing to obtain and supply "legal" drug operations. how do you think it would be even remotly possible to control it? if that was possible would it be a problem in this country now? Take another "bump" your still not making sense.
  • by Jim Location: KH on Sep 17, 2011 at 08:58 AM
    How about this...........Thank you all law enforcement for doing the great job you do. God bless you all !
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    Does anyone think this will slow down the drug flow in Carteret County for even a day?
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      by bs on Sep 17, 2011 at 11:21 PM in reply to
      nope. most of the drugs do not grow well in america (thats why cocoa fields are not being seized like marijuana in this country). most of it comes over the border and until the shipments stop the dealers wont.
  • by Fill jail for what? Location: USA on Sep 17, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    We've engaged in a "Drug War" for 40 yrs. and spent 1 trillion dollars for what? Use rates have NOT gone down!! Addiction rates have NOT gone down!! Death rates, disease rates, etc., etc., have NOT gone down!! What has been accomplished?! NOTHING!!!! If addiction is a disease, which ALL agree it is!! Why is putting people in jail that suffer from a disease consider effective treatment?! How many other diseases are treated this way??!! NONE!!! All we have done, is fill our jails with drug users, but done NOTHING to solve the problem/disease!!! The Drug War is a failure!! Just like prohibition was!! We continue to make criminals rich and fill our jails but NOT address the problem!!! Prevention and treatment work!!! Prohibition does NOT!!! Never has!!! Portugal decriminalized drug use and drug use among their youth DECREASED!!!! We can't afford to continue to spend based on rhetoric and NOT fact!!!!!!
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      by bs on Sep 17, 2011 at 11:18 PM in reply to Fill jail for what?
      Using drugs and being a drug addict is not a disease and no, most do not agree with you. the user chose to strike that lighter or push that needle he/she was not born with the problem or forced to take it. So what is your theory: make it all legal so we dont arrest them and we can save 1 trillion on the drug war. just so we can spend another 30 trillion treating an additional billion americans that got addicted by thier own choice because you decided to make it legal. and by the way in jail they cant use (thats also known as going "cold turkey" or in other words your treatment).
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      by bs on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:45 AM in reply to Fill jail for what?
      if you like portugal so much then move. Who ever told you that about portugal was lying...if you make stealing legal does that mean people are going to do it more or less? drugs are no different.
  • by A PERSON WHO CARE Location: HAVELOCK,NC on Jan 2, 2011 at 05:15 PM
    TO IMA NARC, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING I'VE WORK THE SYSTEM TO I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU 100% ,BUT I'M NOT GIVING UP I'M STILL PUSHING FOR MY HIGH COUNTY SHERIFF TO COME IN CLEAN MY AREA AND OTHERS AS WELL
  • by asa buck for sheriff Location: drug free town on Jan 2, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    take down all the drug dealers wheter it be pot meth pills crack coke anything take them all down they deserve to be in jail
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      by Marijuana, Too? on Sep 17, 2011 at 06:53 AM in reply to asa buck for sheriff
      Come now...you can't group Pot in with Crack/Cocaine/Meth/Pills. Your blanket statement is offensive.
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        by toni on Sep 17, 2011 at 09:19 PM in reply to Marijuana, Too?
        Tell that to the family who just lost their pregnant daughter/sister because her bf was selling marijuana and got killed. Tell that to the little girl who just lost BOTH her parents over marijuana. Desperate people will do anything to get any drug they are hooked on or steal it to make extra money. Just because its not a chemical or wont kill you itself doesnt mean it isnt just as dangerous. ALL illegal drugs should be grouped together because no matter what you are selling there is a risk of death.
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          by Mr. Rogers on Sep 18, 2011 at 09:45 PM in reply to toni
          Ok first off you need to read up on some facts.... marijuana is one of the safest drugs anyone can use. No one has died from its use or contracted any type of cancers from it. Another thing i'd like to say is that i've smoked pot before and I can honestley say I don't know how it's any worse than cigarettes. I've been smoking both for many years and I can stop smoking pot whenever I want to and do get any urges or feel like im withdrawing at all, but cigarettes on the other hand it's a constant battle.
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        by bs on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:52 AM in reply to Marijuana, Too?
        Drug dealers thiefs etc steal and rob just as much for and over marijuana as any other drug, dont fool yourself. making it legal would only make it easier for people like yourself to get it and allow the goverment to control prices and profit.
  • by coolchange Location: Kinston on Dec 30, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    To Ima Narc, thank you for your effort, nonetheless. It takes a special person to put themself in harm's way like you have done for so many years. I am sure you spent many a day beating your head against the wall. We need real reform when it comes to how the judges sentence offenders. Anyone can make one bad decision, and if it's a nonviolent crime, I can see perhaps probation or a prison sentence, followed by probation. But to continue to slap these guys on the wrist is ridiculous. I think they do it they way they do so they can continue to make money for the judicial system. It's the only thing I can think of anyway.
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      by The Sad Thing Is... on Sep 17, 2011 at 06:51 AM in reply to coolchange
      The lawyers get rich, the cops remain poor. Talk about unfair!
  • by A Thousand Words on Dec 30, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    I must protest the image attached to this story. Crack/Meth/Cocaine are serious, BAD drugs that are highly addictive and/or narcotics. WITN is perpetuating the misconception and stereotype that Marijuana is in the same category as these other drugs. IT IS NOT! I have friends that smoke Marijuana. I won't even talk to people if I think they do crack/cocaine or Meth. Big Difference! I'm glad they busted these dealers, even if they were selling pot as well. But I must stress again; I'm all for legalizing pot, but those other harder drugs, NEVER! Not even in the same class.
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      by Took The Words... on Sep 17, 2011 at 06:49 AM in reply to A Thousand Words
      Right out of my mouth. Marijuana is far from being dangerous compared to Crack/Cocaine/Heroin. We need to legalize it, not demonize it.
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        by ok on Sep 17, 2011 at 08:13 AM in reply to Took The Words...
        I smoke pot too.
  • by Ima Narc on Dec 30, 2010 at 06:08 PM
    After 15 years of being a narcotics investigator, nearly 90% of the ones you arrest are repeat drug dealers. When you have to catch them over and over before the courts do anything with them, and while they are dealing they keep a pocket full of money, what is there to keep them from doing it over and over? And even when they do go to prison, the way the sentencing laws are they do a couple of months, get out, and go right back to dealing. And I'm not talking about your nickle and dime bag weed dealers, I'm talking about your crack, heroin, and meth dealers. Glad I'm through chasing them.
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      by Anon on Sep 17, 2011 at 01:28 AM in reply to Ima Narc
      Get a real job narc and stop snitchin on others!
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        by 2% on Sep 17, 2011 at 06:47 AM in reply to Anon
        I think 2% of the people that post on here think your comment was funny. The rest of us have branded you as a FOOL! I'm sure you do drugs and would break the law without a second thought.
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        by Ima also a Narc on Sep 17, 2011 at 07:28 AM in reply to Anon
        Maybe if you didnt shot up and get high you wouldnt have to worry about narcs. But since you choose to do so there will always be a narc. You just have to watch your back cause i could be the one that that talks to you everyday getting closer and closer to you so I can wait till I bust you and the dealers you get it from. Just food for thought...
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