Craven County probation search leads to drug trafficking arrest

Brandon Tripp mugshot
Brandon Tripp mugshot(Craven County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 10:54 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Two agencies in Craven County arrested a man for drug trafficking following a probation search.

On Wednesday, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau assisted the North Carolina Department of Probation and Parole with a probation search for Brandon Tripp, 31, on Chips Drive in Vanceboro.

During their search, deputies found more than 35 grams of heroin and other illegal drugs.

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Tripp was arrested and charged with felony trafficking heroin, felony possession with intent to manufacture sell/deliver heroin, felony maintaining a dwelling for heroin, two counts of possession of schedule III controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer.

He is being held at the Craven County Confinement Facility under a $1 million secured bond.

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