Sheriff's Dept. Makes Major Heroin Bust; 39,000 Bags

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department recently arrested two people following a two-month investigation and discovered 39,000 bags of heroin, cocaine, MDMA, weapons and cash. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department recently arrested two people following a two-month investigation and discovered 39,000 bags of heroin, cocaine, MDMA, weapons and cash.

Sheriff's Dept. Makes Major Heroin Bust; 39,000 Bags Featured

By / Local News / Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:22

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

NEW HANOVER CTY - The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department announced a major drug bust on September 12th, that took 39,000 bags of heroin off the streets.

According to Lieutenant J.J. Brewer, on September 10th, detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics unit concluded a two-month investigation with the arrest of a major heroin dealer in the Wilmington area.

Brewer explained, "Detectives arrested William Gethers in the 5000 block of Market Street. Following the arrest Detectives executed search warrants at 3917 Prices Lane and 5010 McClelland Drive an discovered Gethers drug stash."

Brewer explained, "Detectives also arrested Lakedria LaSalle at 5010 McClelland Drive during the execution of the search warrant," and, "Seized over 39,000 bags of heroin packaged for sale, 200 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of crack cocaine, 6 grams of MDMA "ecstasy", two guns and over $250,000 in U.S. currency."
Brewer explained Detectives suspect Gethers is part of a multi-state network that has been supplying large amounts of heroin in the Wilmington area.

He explained, "Detectives are continuing the investigation and suspect future arrest to come. William Gethers and Lakedria LaSalle are both charged with numerous drug offenses including trafficking heroin and cocaine. William Gethers is a convicted felon and also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon."

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