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Bladen County drug bust in Elizabethtown

The Elizabethtown Police Department and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department have been working together to crack down on crime. Today, March 17, 2017 was no exception.

Sometime around 7 a.m the Elizabethtown Police Department with assistance from the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at Lewis Village Apartments located at 204 Wright Street Apartment 31 in Elizabethtown, NC. The search warrant was the result of several months of ongoing investigations by Detective Sergeant Willie Thompson into suspected narcotic activity in that area.

Sergeants Guyton and Thompson with the money and drugs they seized from the search warrant

Upon securing and searching the scene officers were able to locate and seize a Felony amount of Marijuana, handgun, and $4,362.88 cash. As a result of this investigation Kevin Lewis Jr. was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling for the Sale Marijuana and is currently being held in Bladen County Jail under a $30,000.00 secured bond.

Kevin Lewis Jr.

Shantel Gary was also charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana , Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling for the Sale of Marijuana and is currently being held in Bladen County Jail under a $30,000.00 secured bond.

Shantel Gary

James Gary who was also present at the apartment during the time the search warrant was served. It was discovered that James Gary had active warrants from a neighboring county for failure to appear on prior drug charges and he is currently being held in Bladen County Jail under $325,000.00 secured bond.

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