Two men arrested on felony drug charges after traffic stop in Jacksonville

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Jacksonville Drug Arrests March 28, 2019

Two Jacksonville residents face charges for heroin and other illegal drugs after they were arrested during a traffic stop on Thursday.

On March 28, 2019, officers from multiple state and local agencies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Jacksonville, as part of a larger drug investigation.

At the scene, a K-9 positively alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, allowing officers to search the car.

Inside the car, officers found and seized 100 grams of heroin and $4,675 in US currency.

Officers arrested two occupants of the car, Robert Wealasby Jones, 37, of Gum Branch Road in Jacksonville, and Dishaunn Marquis Turner, 36, of Sherwood Road in Jacksonville.

Officers got a warrant to search Jones’ home, where they found and seized an additional 24.6 grams of heroin, 14 grams of cocaine, 56 grams of marijuana, 12 grams of marijuana wax, various drug paraphernalia, and $25,380 in cash.

Jones and Turner were each arraigned on felony charges of Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transport, Trafficking Heroin by Manufacturing, Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin, Manufacturing Heroin, and a misdemeanor charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both men are being held in the Onslow County Detention Center on a $350,000 bond each, and investigators say additional charges are pending.

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