Two Wilmington men face multiple drug charges in Brunswick County

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Terae Kareem Graham
Terae Kareem Graham

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit recently arrested two Wilmington men on multiple drug charges.

Lamar Jerome Morris, 25, and Terae Kareem Graham, 27, were arrested after a vehicle stop on N.C. 133 in Leland at about 4 p.m. Monday, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

The arrests came after drug agents made “several controlled buys from Morris,” Flax said.

Detectives seized 150 bindles of heroin, 70 dosage units of MDMA, a pound of marijuana, more than $9,000 in cash and a gun from Morris’ vehicle, Flax said. The drugs have an estimated street value of $10,000.

The arrest was the result of a three- to four-month investigation between the sheriff’s office, the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Flax said. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, Graham is listed in police records as a validated Blood gang member.

Graham, of South Second Street in Wilmington, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin; possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana; possession of a firearm by a felon; removing a gun serial number; possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia in Brunswick County District Court, according to court records.

Graham was convicted of possession with intent to sell a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in 2007. Graham was most recently convicted of resisting a public officer in 2012.

He was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $1.5 million secured bond.

Lamar Jerome Morris
Lamar Jerome Morris

Morris faces charges of trafficking in opium or heroin; maintaining a vehicle or place for a controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin; possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; possession of a firearm by a felon; alternating or removing a gun serial number; possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia in Brunswick County District Court, according to court records.

He also faces possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin; possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver MDA/MDMA; possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; felony possession of marijuana; maintaining a vehicle or place for a controlled substance; three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver or possess a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; and possession of drug paraphernalia in New Hanover County District Court.

According to an arrest warrant, Morris is charged with selling or delivering heroin, MDMA, and marijuana within 1,000 feet of Hoggard High School at 4305 Shipyard Blvd. in Wilmington.

Morris was convicted of possession with intent to sell a schedule VI controlled substance in Brunswick County on July 23, 2013, according to the N.C. Department of Corrections.

He was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $1,505,000 secured bond.

Christina Haley is a crime reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6337 or Christina.h@portcitydaily.com.