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Car Stop Leads to Heroin Arrest

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On Thursday afternoon, deputies of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Community Impact Team, stopped a vehicle driven by Christopher Blake Caroll on Highway 211 near Barry Lewis Road for having no operators license. Deputies were following up on community complaints of drug sales in the area.

During the traffic stop, deputies developed probable cause to believe that a controlled substance was in the vehicle. A sheriff’s office K-9 was deployed to conduct a search of the exterior of the vehicle. During the search, the K-9 alerted on the vehicle which led deputies to search the interior of the car.

Seized during the search was approximately (10) grams of heroin, individual baggies of a controlled substance, drug scales, and marijuana. The street value of the heroin was approximately $1,000.00.

Arrested during the search was:

(1) Christopher Blake Carroll, W/M/29, 1350 Suggs Taylor Road, Elizabethtown. Carroll was charged with: Trafficking in Heroin, Conspiracy to Traffick in Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Heroin, and Driving While License Revoked. Caroll’s Bond was set at $451,000.00 secured.

(2) Tristan McRae Singletary, W/M/37, 697 Dusty Road, Bladenboro. Charges were: Conspiracy to Traffick in Heroin, Maintaining a Motor Vehicle for the Purpose of Drug Sells, Possession of Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, and Simple Possession of Marijuana. Bond was set at $250,000 secured.

(3) Dillon Alexander Freeman, W/M/25, 821 South Main Street,Bladenboro. Charged with: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Conspiracy to Traffick in Heroin. Bond was set at $150,000 secured.

The Community Impact Team was recently started by Sheriff Jim McVicker to target high crime and high drug activity areas of Bladen County. Since the start of the unit in August, the unit has made approximately (122) cases throughout Bladen County.