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Two arrest were made in Bladen County for narcotic related charges. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced on Thursday the two arrests were made after the Narcotics Unit completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Elizabethtown area of Bladen County.

This investigation originated from citizen complaints which prompted Narcotics Agents to the area of Mercer Mill Road, Elizabethtown according to the Sheriff’s Office.  Agents conducted undercover purchases from the defendant in this investigation where cocaine was purchased.

At the conclusion of this investigation, on January 3, 2019, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office served arrest warrants on the defendant.  The defendant in this investigation was arrested and processed at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center according to Sheriff McVicker.

One suspect arrested was Marvin Lamar McKiver, 35, of 511 Slingsby Street, Elizabethtown, NC.

McKiver was charged with 1 count of Sell/Deliver Schedule II Cocaine; 1 count of
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Cocaine; 1 count of Manufacturing Cocaine. His bond was set at $25,000.00.

The Narcotics Unit also completed another investigation in the Bladenboro area following citizen complaints in the area of 368 Ronald Britt Road, Bladenboro, NC.  Agents conducted undercover purchases from the residence in this investigation where controlled substances were sold.

At the conclusion of this investigation, on January 3, 2019, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Bladenboro Police Department, North Carolina Probation and Parole, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the US Marshal Service executed a search warrant at 368 Ronald Britt Road, Bladenboro, NC.

During the search warrant, heroin, marijuana, multiple items of drug  paraphernalia, and US Currency were seized.

The suspect in this investigation arrested was Johnny Lee Newkirk, 43, of 368 Ronald Britt Road, Bladenboro, NC. His bond was set at $175,000.00 after he was charged with 1 count of Felony Probation Violation; 1 count of Possession of Heroin; 1 count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin; 1 count of Possession of Marijuana; 1 count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Marijuana; 1 count of Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Keeping/Selling Controlled Substances; 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

“My deputies worked hard on these cases and their efforts have paid off,” said the Sheriff. “Every drug dealer we shut down could save the life of a user and prevent the tragic loss of life for some innocent family.”

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