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Wanted woman arrested after deputies find meth, heroin in vehicle

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) - A wanted woman from Newport was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin and methamphetamine after a traffic stop on Thursday in Carteret County.

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office says narcotics detectives involved in a 3-month drug trafficking investigation were looking for Anique Rashell Pittman, 42, of Newport, who was wanted on outstanding drug charges.

On Thursday, detectives saw Pittman driving a vehicle that was exiting the Dutch Treat Mobile Home Park and entering NC Highway 24.

Detectives stopped Pittman's vehicle for a traffic violation and searched it.

Inside the vehicle, officers found more than 68 grams of methamphetamine, more than 32 grams of heroin, less than one gram of an unknown yellow substanec, and $2,140 in U.S. currency.

Pittman was arrested and charged with trafficking of methamphetamine and heroin, maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, and manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance.

Pittman is being held at the Carteret County Jail on a $1 million dollar bond.

The Morehead City Police Department also participated in this investigation.


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