Unfortunately, North Carolina has seen an increase in heroin charges in this state, and police officers are trying hard to arrest all those that they believe are involved in the heroin drug trafficking trade. On Oct. 5, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force arrested two men on heroin drug charges. The two North Carolina men have also been charged with other drug related infractions.
According to the report, both arrests were made on N.C. 345, but it is not clear if both men were in the same vehicle together or if there were two separate arrests made. The first man was arrested and charged with conspiring to traffic opium or heroin. He is being held on a $75,000 bond.
The second man, who is 30-years-old, was charged with trafficking opium or heroin, conspiracy to track opium or heroin, possession with the intent to deliver or sell opium or heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling or place to keep controlled substances. He is being held on a $100,000 bond. Both men are suspected of being key players in Dare County's heroin trade.
The report is missing key information, such as exactly how each man got arrested and why the police gave both of them these charges. It is likely that the arrests are still under investigation, but prosecutors will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that these men are guilty before any conviction can occur. Every accused individual in North Carolina is innocent until -- and only if -- proved guilty by an exacting measure of proof. It is important that those facing drug charges, no matter how severe, be assured fair and unbiased criminal proceedings.
Source: The Outer Banks Voice, Task force makes more heroin arrests near Wanchese, Rob Morris, Oct. 9, 2013