Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wilmington police uncover cash, drugs and weapons in car following Carolina Beach Road accident

WILMINGTON –– The Wilmington Police Department arrested a convicted felon Friday following an accident on Carolina Beach Road.

Henry Vera was arrested at the scene shortly after speaking with officers, according to a press release from the department. A search uncovered a significant amount of money, Xanax bars packaged for sale in a bottle, two small bags of crystal meth, an airsoft gun and two guns, according to a press release.

Vera was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule IV drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs, two counts of a firearm by a felon, driving while intoxicated, careless and reckless, and failure to maintain lane control.

He is being held under a $20,000 secured bond.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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