Citizen complaints lead to drug arrests in Craven County

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Left to right: Jaron Whealton, Joshua Matthews and Jaquline Dudley (Craven County Sheriff’s Office photos)

BRIDGETON, N.C. (WNCT) — An investigation into possible drug activity led to the arrest of three people in the Bridgeton area of Craven County.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at 464 Half Moon Road in Bridgeton after receiving complaints from citizens about drug activity. During the investigation, evidence was collected and a search warrant was executed at the home by the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office K9 Bureau.

The search resulted in the seizure of heroin, meth and drug paraphernalia. Three people were arrested and charged:

  • Jaquline Dudley, homeowner, possession of Heroin, maintaining a dwelling for keeping or selling drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. ($150,000 bond)
  • Joshua Matthews, possession of Heroin, possession of Methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance in jail. ($200,000 bond)
  • Jaron Whealton was arrested on three unrelated outstanding warrants. ($1,500 bond)

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