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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A heroin arrest last week has now led deputies to what they are calling the "largest heroin bust in New Hanover County history."
More than 300 bags of heroin were initially found during a three-week investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit.
Detectives arrested Tierre Henderson and charged him with multiple counts of trafficking opium last Wednesday morning, according to Sgt. Brewer. A search warrant was reportedly executed at 7310 Konlack Ct. and large quantities of packaging material such as glassine bags, digital scales, stamps and ink pads were located inside the residence.
The bags of heroin, which have a street value of more than $9,000, were stamped with "Breaking Dawn" and "Dream Catcher."
Henderson was charged with the following:
Four counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin
Two counts of selling or delivering a Schedule I controlled substance
Four counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance
Five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia
Two counts of selling or delivering heroin
One count of manufacturing a Schedule I controlled substance
Four counts of trafficking in opium
After further investigation, deputies found 5.5 ounces of pure uncut heroin and $60,000 in cash at a residence in Holly Ridge. They say that could produce more than 15,000 bags of heroin.
Chrissy Joy Sinclair lived in the home. She was arrested and charged with the following:
Conspire to Traffic
Opium/Heroin-5 Counts Felony
for Control Substance- 2 Counts Felony
of Drug Paraphernalia-1 Count Misdemeanor
"Each one of these bags represents a life that was saved by not allowing this poison to hit the streets of New Hanover County," said Sheriff Ed McMahon.
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