NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man on over 20 charges after a 2-month investigation.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Gerick Diwell Turner, 40, of Wilmington, was arrested Tuesday night. The arrest came after weeks of investigation into Turner’s possible involvement with drug trafficking.
After Turner was stopped on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway a search revealed “trafficking” amounts of heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine. A subsequent search of Turner’s Walnut Street residence by detectives produced more heroin, marijuana, “manufacturing aids” (which can include material for cutting and repackaging narcotics), and a loaded handgun. In total, Turner was found to be in possession of 31 grams of heroin, nearly a thousand bindles (individual baggies) of heroin, 15 grams of marijuana and a kilogram of cocaine.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the narcotics were processed by CSI lab technicians.
Turner is being held at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under the following 22 charges:
- 2 counts trafficking heroin by possession
- 2 counts trafficking heroin by manufacturing
- 1 count trafficking heroin by transportation
- 1 count trafficking cocaine by possession
- 1 count trafficking cocaine by transportation
- 1 count trafficking cocaine by manufacturing
- 2 counts possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver (PWIMSD) heroin
- 2 counts manufacturing heroin
- 1 count manufacturing cocaine
- 1 count PWIMSD cocaine
- 1 count PWIMSD marijuana
- 1 count manufacturing marijuana
- 1 count possession of firearm by a convicted felon
- 1 count maintaining a dwelling (for illegal purposes)
- 1 count maintaining a vehicle (for illegal purposes)
- 1 count simple possession of marijuana
- 2 counts Possession of drug paraphernalia