WPD seizes ammo, drugs after traffic stop

WPD arrested Joseph Mitchell, Ivonne Johnson and Warren Garret with multiple counts of trafficking and possession, among other charges on Thursday, Feb. 11. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

WILMINGTON — On Thursday, Feb. 11, after two traffic stops, the Wilmington Police Department searched the home of three individuals to find 52 rounds of ammo, 33.45 grams of cocaine, 55 THC gummies, 37 THC cartridges, 6 dosage units of Hydrocodone, 5 dosage units of Oxycodone, 6.1 grams of marijuana, less than $200 cash, and the remains of a marijuana joint.

All three were arrested, some with multiple counts. A child also was in the house during the search, leading to one charge of child abuse among the suspects.

WPD arrested three individuals, including:


28-year-old Warren Garret —

  • Trafficking in cocaine
  • Two counts of maintain controlled substance in vehicle/dwelling/place
  • One count of M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school
  • One count of possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine
  • One count of firearm by felon
  • One count of possession of drug paraphernalia

He also was charged with one count to sell/deliver heroin and one count to sell/deliver cocaine from a prior incident. The final two charges were related to a prior incident. Warren was jailed with a $200,000 secured bond.

28-year-old Ivonne Johnson —

  • One count of maintain controlled substance in vehicle/dwelling/place
  • Two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or distribute a schedule VI controlled substance
  • One count of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance
  • One count of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance
  • One count of misdemeanor child abuse from child being in the house with these illegal substances

Johnson was given a $7,500 unsecured bond.

A third suspect, 49-year-old Joseph Mitchell, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and given a $1,500 unsecured bond.


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