Man, two teens face heroin charges after Shallotte traffic stop

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Delton O'Brian Bessent
Delton O’Brian Bessent

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three people on heroin charges.

Delton O’Brien Bessent Jr., Taylor Reid Bennett and Montrell Bellamy, were arrested following a traffic stop on Main Street in Shallotte at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax.

The arrests followed a brief investigation prompted by community tips and complaints, Flax said. Detectives seized 149 bindles of heroin from the investigation.

Bessent, 17, of Dare Street in Supply, has been charged with trafficking heroin, conspiring to deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, simple possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.  He was booked at the Brunswick County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

Bennett, 24, of Market Street SW in Shallotte, has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, conspiracy to deliver heroin, conspiracy to traffic heroin, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was booked at the Brunswick County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

Bellamy, 19, of Stanley Trail in Calabash, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, simple possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, conspiracy to traffic heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to deliver heroin.  Bellamy was also booked at the Brunswick County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

Bennett and Bellamy have since been released from jail, Flax said.

“Sheriff John Ingram would like to once again thank the community for advising the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office of drug and other illegal activity in their areas,” Flax said.

Montrell Dezmons Bellamy
Montrell Dezmons Bellamy

Taylor Ried Bennent
Taylor Reid Bennett