Repeat Offender Arrested, $18,000 Block Of Cocaine Seized

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Lawmen from several counties helped in a drug bust that turned up a block of cocaine valued at more than $18,000. Now a suspect is behind bars on a $1.5 million bond on cocaine trafficking charges.

Five law enforcement agencies, ALE, SBI, Perquimans and Chowan County Sheriff's Offices and Plymouth Police arrested 29-year-old Walter Norman of Hertford. In addition to the cocaine, they also seized 4 firearms.

Norman is charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Norman has been in prison four times on prior drug and firearm convictions and breaking and entering. Perquimans county sheriff Eric Tilley said his office had received numerous complaints about alleged drug activity at Norman's home.


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  • by Grady Location: Where I should be - my own county on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:19 PM
    Why in the world was Plymouth Police involved ?.. They don't have any under cover officers nor any jurisdiction in Hertford and they surly have more drugs in Plymouth than they can handle.. I would bet anything it was their narcotics officer running around behind the ALE officer trying to kiss him up.....
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:10 PM
    MC Jamal, you need to stop playing the race card, and stop complaining about this being that whites get better treatment. Anybody who claims this should be charged with contemptof court. Just shut up, get educated, stop acting like a lowlife, and do something productive with your life.
  • by angry on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:37 AM
    He has done this before and he was in possession of $18,000 worth of cocaine. It makes me wonder what the judge was thinking setting a bond at $1.5 million. Shouldn't he be kept in jail? Why take the chance of him getting out on bail and making up for the losses incurred during the arrest? This is why DRUG CARTELS are already running this country.
  • by Ryan Location: Havelock on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    I love how his rehibilitation has worked out for he and us! automatic executions should be the order for high level repeat drug offenders with one appeal to be conducted within 90 days.... serves multiple purposes: 1. Cleans out the jails 2. Cleans the dirt bags out of society 3. Major Deterrent that might work for a change 4. Reduce case loads over time on the court systems. You can not given a good reason the above is a bad idea.
  • by anon Location: gville on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:26 AM
    Whatever happened to the 3 strikes law? I say we need to bring that law back. Our legal system is too lenient. This guy was convicted 4 times for the same offense. It is time to lock him up and throw away the key! One less person for our children to get drugs from.
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      by Ryan on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:35 AM in reply to anon
      Why lock him up and throw away the key? So I can pay for his miserable life for the next 60 years? No thanks. I am not fond of increasing the societal burden so that you can say you spared a human life that wasn't worth sparing.
  • by ??? Location: Williamston on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:35 AM
    I see it like this. The lawyers are the ones making the laws. Therfore, they need to make sure they have a job. So, why not write the laws so they can continue to have a job. The laws put them in, the lawyers take them out. Money going in all directions !!! Our government !!! It sucks don't it?
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      by SoManyMike on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:40 AM in reply to ???
      The lawyers do not make the laws.
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        by ??? on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:37 AM in reply to SoManyMike
        Just who is in Raleigh? The capitol? Running this state, this country, LAWYERS that get elected. Most of your elected officials are LAWYERS !!!
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          by ralphie on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:15 AM in reply to ???
          stinking pig democrat lawyers!
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          by angry on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:39 AM in reply to ???
          They are ELECTED officials. If you don't like who is in office then you vote for someone else.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM
    If the penalty was stiff enough - they would detour some of it. These people know they can do a small stint in jail, play cards, watch TV, get three meals a day, and are back out......... to do it again.
  • by ralpherus Location: ahoskie on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:09 PM
    I wonder how many over-dose deaths that could cause. The thought crosses the mind that, perhaps that many counts of attempted murder could be laid upon him. And we could write the law that X number of attempts at murder deserve a death penalty, even if not successful. Then, there is all we need to off it- what he was caught with. Disposal of trash and toxic waste in one.
  • by So... on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:03 PM
    I guess he'll be out on bond soon...then a short trial, followed by a few months in jail. He'll be back on the streets by Christmas 2012.
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      by MC Jamal on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:30 AM in reply to So...
      you right but only if he is white if he is black it's no bond and at least 20 years behind bars
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:31 AM in reply to MC Jamal
        I love how everyone makes everything about race. There are plenty of chinese, hispanic, african american, etc. criminals with drug charges that are released after posting bond and/or a short stay in jail. If we keep this guy in jail, it's just going to cost the tax-payers more. Maybe we should use criminals as such to fight the guerilla warfare over in Afghanistan and bring the Heroes home!
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        by Slanted View? on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:41 PM in reply to MC Jamal
        Gee, you sound like you work for the NAACP. Could you put a little more spin on this?
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