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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Authorities removed a child from a home after investigators discovered it was being used for drug sales.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers stopped a vehicle around 6:00 Thursday night. As a result of the stop, officers recovered 100 bags of heroin and arrested everyone inside on drug-related charges.
Officers found PCP on two of the three people riding the in vehicle when they were taken to jail.
Antonio Johnson-Fulwood, 28, was charged with possession of PCP. Orlando Rashea Johnson, 24, was charged with trafficking heroin. Eric Wesley Gore, 24, was charged with possession of PCP.
According to police, members of the Vice and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant of a home on Pauline Lane. They found Melody Formey-Navarro, 26, living there with her 5-year-old daughter and an additional 350 bags of heroin.
Police charged Formey-Navarro, 26, with trafficking heroin, maintaining a dwelling for drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture drugs, and misdemeanor child abuse. She was also served with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
total street value of the 450 bags of heroin seized from both the car and
the residence amounted to $9,000, according to police.
The child was turned over to the Department of Social Services.
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