Onslow County traffic stop leads to drug arrest
ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Chinquapin man has been arrested after deputies found a pistol, drugs and cash during a traffic stop search.
On Thursday, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit pulled over Justin Pickett, 29, for speeding.
After deputies recognized Pickett for previous drug arrests, a K-9 was used to alert officials to the presence of narcotics.
During their search, deputies seized a loaded pistol, black tar heroin, oxycodone, heroin, marijuana, various forms of drug paraphernalia, and $2,470 in cash.
Deputies arrested Pickett, who is also on probation in Duplin County for felony possession of a firearm.
Pickett is charged with two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin, two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession of a firearm by felon, simple possession schedule VI controlled substance, and simple possession schedule II controlled substance.
Pickett is being held at the Onslow County Detention Center under a $65,000 secured bond.
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