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Carteret County multiyear narcotics investigation leads to multiple convictions

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Carteret County officials announced Thursday the charge and conviction of four individuals after a multiyear narcotics investigation into trafficking and distribution of large amounts of cocaine in the area. The investigation was a joint effort between the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement officials.

According to a news release, the four men, Malcom Adams, Barton Greene, Carlton Nolon and Bruta Murrell, were arrested on federal indictments and charged with various drug related offenses. They all pleaded guilty to charges involving possession and distribution of drugs, among other charges. Throughout the investigation, Carteret’s sheriff’s office seized almost 2,000 grams of cocaine, almost 2,000 grams of marijuana, and other substances including MDMA, ecstasy, morphine, a handgun and over $30,000.

Meredith Radford is a News Reporter for Public Radio East. She studied at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a degree in Journalism and Political Science. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Meredith is excited to cover the area and contribute to the community. When not out reporting, she enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking as well as baking.