Two arrested on Heroin charges in Southern Shores

Two people were arrested on June 23rd by the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the Southern Shores Police Department during an investigation into a person reported to be selling heroin in the Southern Shores area.

Authorities say the suspect was identified and apprehended while walking down the road in Southern Shores.

A quantity of heroin and an amount of money were seized at the time.

The investigation also led to the arrest of a second suspect who was in the area and also had a quantity of heroin and drug paraphernalia in their possession.

The investigation continued and led authorities back to the residence of the original suspect where more heroin and a firearm were seized.

One of the suspects was 23-year-old Travis McCarron Wimett, who was charged with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He was additionally served with a warrant for cyber stalking from Currituck County. He was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $101,000 bond.

The other suspect was 21-year-old Christine Janette Drennen who was charged with possession of heroin, and felony aid and abetting the distribution of heroin. She was released on a $5,000 bond.

 

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