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2 arrested for trafficking cocaine, child abuse in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Two people are under arrest after Wilmington detectives seized more than 280 grams of crack and cocaine, 230 grams of marijuana, and “a large sum of money” at their residence.

Derrick Bowens, 24, and Sarah Edwards, 22, both face a list of charges, including child abuse.

The Wilmington Police Department investigated this case for two months, according to a news release.

Bowens was issued a $280,000 secured bond. His charges include trafficking cocaine, PWIMSD cocaine, PWIMSD marijuana, manufacturing schedule II controlled substance, and selling and delivering schedule III controlled substances.

Edwards received a $250,000 secured bond. Her charges consist of PWISD cocaine, trafficking cocaine, and manufacturing schedule II controlled substance, among others.

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Alexandria Sands
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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