NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jermaine Silas Matthews, 49, for charges including felony trafficking cocaine by manufacture and possession.
The NHCSO Vice/Narcotics unit had been investigating for a month and a half before searching Matthews’ S. 17th Street apartment on Jan. 10. Matthews was present when detectives arrived. During the search, they found two handguns, two rifles, a shotgun, ammunition, 13.52 grams of marijuana and 218.9 grams of cocaine. Detectives also found tools for preparing drugs and $14,685 in cash.
Matthews was arrested with five felony and five misdemeanor charges, and is being held with a $250,255 secured bond at New Hanover County Detention Center.
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