On October 28, 2014, the New Hanover County Vice/Narcotics Unit concluded a three month investigation into a heroin trafficking ring providing a substantial amount of heroin to the Wilmington, North Carolina area. The investigation revolved around three known felons receiving shipments of raw heroin and then manufacturing, processing and converting it into individual dosage units.
On October 28, 2014, Vice/Narcotics Detectives applied for and was granted a search warrant for 4707 Greentree Road Apartment #B. Upon execution of this search warrant, Jerome Brown and Fredrick McBride were in a back bedroom of the apartment packaging heroin. The Department of Social Services responded to the apartment due to a small juvenile being present during the execution of the search warrant.
The culmination of this investigation resulted with the seizure of over 1500 bindles of packaged heroin, approximately 4.5 ounces of raw heroin, numerous manufacturing items, drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. The heroin seized has a street value of approximately $85,000.
Jerome Brown and Fredrick McBride were arrested and charged with trafficking heroin (2 Counts), possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, maintaining a dwelling/vehicle, conspiracy to traffic heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both individuals received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond. Quince Moore was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin (4 Counts), possession with intent to sell/deliver (2 Counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (2 Counts), maintaining a dwelling/vehicle (2 Counts) and conspiracy to traffic heroin. Quince Moore received a $100,000 secured bond for these offenses. All three men are currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility.