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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Local alcohol law enforcement on Wednesday announced it had arrested seven people on narcotics charges as part of a six-month investigation into activity near East Carolina University and off-campus housing.

The Law Enforcement Division of the Pitt County ABC Board and the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division concluded the major portion of an ongoing narcotics investigation with arrests made between April 16 and April 24, Pitt County ABC reported.

The arrests were the result of investigation by both agencies into the sale of illegal narcotics and prescription medication by college students to college students, a news release from the agency said.

The sales took place at various apartment complexes and residential areas in the vicinity of the ECU campus, it said.

Several search warrants were executed at the same time individual arrest warrants were served, resulting in 55 felony and misdemeanor charges.

The controlled purchases began in September and intensified in the first three months of 2013. The following individuals were arrested:

Dillon M. Sivulka, 19, of 1903 E. Fifth St., at his residence on April 16 for five counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver MDMA (ecstasy), maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of drug-related activity and possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

A search warrant executed at his residence at the time of arrest resulted in the seizure of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and equipment used for a narcotics indoor grow operation. He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

Andrew D. Everhart, 24, of 3930 Bostic Drive, at his residence on April 19 for three counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of drug-related activity and one count possession of drug paraphernalia.

A search warrant was executed at his residence at the time of arrest. He was placed in the detention center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Matthew Hunter Nethercutt, 21, of 4430 Bostic Drive, Greenville, on April 19 at his residence for one count each of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park; possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of drug-related activity. He was placed in the detention center under a $35,000 secured bond.

Douglas P. Clark III, 20, of 2212 Bellamy Circle, on April 20 at his residence for three counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and one count each maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of drug-related activity and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

A search warrant executed at the time of his arrest resulted in the seizure of marijuana, oxycodone and drug paraphernalia. He was placed in the detention center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Mario A. Girau, 19, of 2212 Bellamy Circle on April 20 at his residence for one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of drug-related activity. A search warrant executed at his residence at the time of his arrest resulted in the seizure of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was placed in the detention center under a $35,000 secured bond.

Joseph T. Coppersmith, 22, of 3760 Bostic Drive on April 24 at his residence for two counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of drug-related activity, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park. Coppersmith was placed in the detention center under a $100,000 unsecured bond.

William A. Garner, 20, of 1903 E. Fifth St., Greenville, on April 16 at his residence on two counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of drug-related activity and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A search warrant executed at his residence at the time of arrest resulted in the seizure of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and equipment used for an indoor grow operation. Garner was placed in the detention center under a $10,000 secured bond.

Three more individuals were issued citations for misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenses related to the investigation.

Warrants for additional people have been obtained but had not been served on Wednesday. Additional charges may be brought against individuals at the conclusion of the investigation, the news release said.

Chief J.M. Sasser of Pitt County ABC Law Enforcement credited the work and dedication of ABC investigator C.W. Roeder and NCALE agents R. King and M. Knight for the success of the investigation.

“We work closely with both local and state law enforcement agencies to enforce alcohol and drug violations in an effort to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Pitt County,” Sasser said in the release.

A call to Sasser for more information about the case was not returned.

via The Daily Reflector.

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