New Bern man held on $3 million bond for drug charges

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Charles C. Bennett, Jr. (New Bern Police Department photo)

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — A New Bern man has been arrested and is facing drug-related charges after a lengthy investigation by members of the New Bern Police Department and the Craven County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles C. Bennett Jr., 51, was arrested after a search warrant was executed and evidence was gathered at a home in the 600 block of Watson Avenue and the 900 block of Trent Avenue. Bennett has been charged with Trafficking Schedule I, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell/Deliver Schedule I, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell/Deliver Schedule II, Selling Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a park, Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling, Possess Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Simple Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug paraphernalia.

Bennett was being held on a $3 million bond. His first court date is Monday.

The New Bern Police Department is committed to partnering with the community. Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing” by reporting suspected illegal activity to the New Bern Police Department’s TIPS line at (252) 636-5034 or the Craven County Crime Stoppers line at (252) 633-5141.

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