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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Jones County man for trafficking cocaine and heroin

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Jones County man during a traffic stop in Stella, NC last Thursday evening.

Brian Devon Tucker, 35, of Pollocksville, NC faces several drug charges including trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in methamphetamine, and trafficking in opiates.

Over the course of the traffic stop, Tucker was initially cooperative, but suddenly grabbed a bag of evidence and fled from detectives on foot. Tucker was quickly taken into custody and detectives were able to recover the evidence. Detectives seized approximately 157 grams of cocaine, 58 grams of methamphetamine, 11 grams of Oxycodone prescription pills, 21 grams of marijuana, three grams of a purple powder that is believed to be heroin, a set of digital scales and $766 in U.S. currency.

Furthermore, detectives located information linking Tucker to drug sales to Carteret County citizens. Tucker was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $1 million dollar secured bond.

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