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Two arrested after officers confiscate 2K bags of heroin

Courtesy WPD.

WILMINGTON — A month’s long investigation from the Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit, ATF and FBI Safe Streets Task Force concluded with two behind bars.

A search warrant was served at 415 S. 17th St. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, which led detectives to locating 2,100 bags of heroin and .40 caliber handgun. Three days later, U.S. Marshals arrested 28-year-old Rashawn Hines in Burgaw, NC in connection with this case.

Hines is charged with PWIMSD schedule I controlled substance, trafficking in opium or heroin, possession of firearm by a felon, felony possession schedule I controlled substance, felony maintain dwelling controlled substance, PWIMSD marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park.

He is currently being held without bond at the NHCSO Detention Center.

Later that day, the WPD Narcotics Investigation Division, with assistance from the Cape Fear Regional Special Teams SWAT, apprehended 27-year-old Kevin Freeman of Castle Hayne. He is charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, conspiracy to traffic opium/heroin, and felony maintain a dwelling controlled substance.

Freeman is being held at the NHCSO Detention Center under a $2,000,000 secured bond.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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