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Pender man arrested in connection to fatal overdose

Kendall Eugene Johnson (Courtesy PCSO)

PENDER COUNTY — A man from Currie is being held under a $1.25 million secured bond after his arrest in connection to a fatal overdose.

Kendall Eugene Johnson is being charged with death by distribution after he allegedly sold heroin that resulted in a person’s death. According to a release from the Pender County Sheriffs Office, on July 13 law enforcement responded to a fatal overdose call, which led to an investigation.

Allegations illuminated Mr. Johnson as the seller of the heroin. Vice detectives from Pender County worked in conjunction with New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Johnson and found him in possession of multiple illegal narcotics.

Johnson is being held in the New Hanover County Detention Center and has been charged with:

  • Felony death by distribution
  • Possess with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver
  • Schedule I possess with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver
  • Schedule II possession of schedule I manufacture
  • Schedule II possession of cocaine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

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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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