NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, along with partners in the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, concluded a 5-month-long investigation this week, ending with an arrest and seizure of heroin and handgun.
According to NHCSO, 31-year-old Carlos Garcia, Jr. was arrested on Wednesday, August 26. Detectives executed a search warrant at 614 Montclair Drive in an apartment complex off of Kerr Avenue.
A search of the residence revealed over 600 bags of heroin, approximately 15.8 grams of unpackaged raw heroin, a Ruger 9mm handgun, and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Garcia was arrested for trafficking heroin and is currently being held in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $500,000 secured bond.
Garcia faces the following charges:
- Trafficking Heroin (2 counts)
- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
- Maintaining a Dwelling
- Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia