NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Five individuals were arrested in New Hanover County Monday in connection with gang activity.
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotic Division concluded a four-month investigation at 1590 S. 13th St., following complaints of gang activity, drug dealing and weapon possession. On Monday, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at the residence.
Detectives seized five handguns, multiple handgun magazines — to include extended magazines and a drum magazine — 365 bags of heroin, and 81 grams of cocaine.
Quaneil Allen, Dontay Tolbert, and Da’Suin Gibbs — all validated gang members — were arrested along with Quanisha Allen and Sahriyah Copeland.
Quaneil and Quanisha are both being charged with two counts of firearm by a felon, two counts of trafficking heroin, two counts of trafficking cocaine, two counts of conspiring to traffic, PWIMSD heroin, PWIMSD cocaine, possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school, manufacture of heroin, manufacture of cocaine, maintain dwelling, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana. Quaneil is being held with no bond and Quanisha is being held with a $600,000 secured bond.
Tolbert and Copeland are being charged with outstanding warrants. Gibbs is being charged with outstanding warrants and possession of marijuana.
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