Shallotte man arrested for multiple drug crimes

Shallotte man arrested for multiple drug crimes

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Shallotte man on multiple heroin-related charges.

Justin Hashaim Bland, 21, of Shallotte, was charged on Friday, October 10 with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, conspiring to sell or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to authorities.

Further investigation lead to additional charges Tuesday, which includes two counts of trafficking heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon, officials said.

The month-long investigation stemmed from community complaints. More than 150 bundles of heroin, nearly $2000 in cash and a handgun were seized as a result of the arrest, according to investigators.

Bland is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $100,000 bond.

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