Washington man faces heroin and DWI charges

Published: Jun. 13, 2017 at 9:24 PM EDT
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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says a Washington man faces five charges involving drugs and traffic violations, including driving while impaired.

Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested 32-year-old Phillip Woolard of 345 Betsy Elbow Road in Washington and charged him with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, reckless driving to endanger and driving while impaired.

Woolard's arrest stemmed from Investigators conducting surveillance on a residence involved in the distribution of Heroin.

Investigators say they witnessed Woolard arrive and depart from the residence driving a white Honda Accord.

Investigators were familiar with Woolard from prior drug investigations and knew that Woolard's license were revoked.

Investigators followed Woolard to Highway 17 where they were going to conduct a traffic stop.

They say Woolard recognized the Investigators and ran off the road twice and hit speeds over 80 mph.

They say Woolard starting passing cars while other cars were coming from the opposite direction. Cars coming from the opposite direction had to stop and some had to move over to keep from being hit by Woolard.

Woolard turned into Mayo and Associates on Highway 17 in Chocowinity and attempted to hide behind Mayo and Associates.

Investigators apprehended Woolard as he exited from the Honda Accord.

They conducted a search and say they found heroin residue and syringes.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded and assisted in charging Woolard with Driving While Impaired.

Woolard was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $31,000.00 secured bond.