Joint Investigation Produces Large Heroin and Meth Bust

Joint Investigation Produces Large Heroin and Meth Bust


New Hanover County Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives closed a two month investigation with the arrest of one subject, the seizure of more than 20 ounces of black tar heroin and over 100 grams of methamphetamine.  A search warrant was executed at 4120 Castle Hayne Rd during the afternoon hours on Monday October 22, 2012. Detectives located black tar heroin and methamphetamine inside the residence.  Nancy Barrientos, a 30 year old Hispanic female was arrested on multiple felony drug charges.  

The investigation, which originated back in August, was a joint effort between the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Police Dept.  “This is the largest amount of black tar heroin I’ve seen in my career as a narcotics investigator” said Captain David Ciamillo. “Add the seizure of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine and the result is a successful joint investigation that led to the arrest of a major drug trafficker and the seizure of an awful lot of dangerous narcotics” Ciamillo added.  The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. 



Black Tar Heroin Street value- more than $84,000.00

Methamphetamine Street Value- approximately $10,000.00


Nancy Barrientos

30 year old Hispanic female

Trafficking in Opium or Heroin-felony 2 counts

Trafficking in Methamphetamine- felony 2 counts

PWIMSD Heroin-felony 1 count

PWIMSD Methamphetamine-felony 1 count

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- misdemeanor 1 count

Maintaining a Vehicle or Dwelling for Drugs- felony 1 count




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