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Tips from the community lead to drug trafficking charges for two men in Onslow County

WCTI Greenville-New Bern-Washington logo WCTI Greenville-New Bern-Washington 6/20/2022 Kiera Humes
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Numerous citizen complaints prompt law enforcement officers to investigate two Onslow County men.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Onslow County Sheriff's Office Crime Reduction Team, and the Jacksonville Police Department Special Operations Division assisted in searching a residence on Ben Williams Road in Jacksonville.

During the search, authorities found a "trafficking quantity of heroin," methamphetamines, and $544.00 in cash.

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Officials arrested Jonathan Matthew Brown and Denonne Valchez Waters.

Brown, 51 years old of Ben Williams Rd., was charged with:

  • (2) Counts felony trafficking opium or heroin
  • Felony conspire to traffic opium or heroin
  • Felony manufacture schedule I controlled substance
  • Felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin
  • Misdemeanor possess drug paraphernalia

Waters, 32 years old of Wells Rd., was charged with:

  • (2) Counts trafficking opium or heroin, felony
  • Felony conspire to traffic opium or heroin
  • Felony manufacture schedule I controlled substance.
  • Felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin
  • Felony possess methamphetamine
  • Misdemeanor possess drug paraphernalia

Law enforcement officers thanked the people that called with information, tips, and complaints about the activity at the residence.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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