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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department arrested and charged a man who hid a Crown Royal bag full of heroin and drug paraphernalia under the back seat of the patrol car as he was being taken to jail.
According to police, a concerned citizen called 911 in reference to narcotics and prostitution at the Travel Lodge in the 4000 block of Market Street.
Four people were inside the hotel room when officers arrived. According to police, authorities found drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the room.
Officers arrested Vernon Gore on three unrelated warrants. When they got to the Wilmington Police Department, officers discovered Gore hid a Crown Royal bag with heroin inside under the back seat of the patrol vehicle.
Gore was charged for felony possession of schedule I, possession of drug paraphernalia, four misdemeanor failures to appear, and two bond surrenders.
The three other people found in the Travel Lodge motel room were also cited with possession of drug paraphernalia/marijuana.
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