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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A speeding stop on I-40 led to a big drug bust for New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies.

Investigators say early Friday morning a deputy pulled over a car speeding on I-40 at Hwy. 132. During the stop, the deputy became suspicious of the two men in the vehicle and asked the driver for consent to search his vehicle. The driver gave agreed, and during the search the officers found a large quantity of what they believed to be marijuana and heroin.

In all detectives say they found about 700 bags of Heroin valued at approximately $21,000 and about one pound of marijuana valued at more than $1,000.

Deputies arrested Al Kareem Mayweather (above, left) of Philadelphia and Jamal Lee Curry (above, right) of Lawrenceville, NJ, on a host of drug charges. The men are in the New Hanover County Jail each under $500,000 bond.

“The Philidelphia and New Jersey areas have become two major sources of narcotics coming into the New Hanover County area,” Capt. D.A. Ciamillo said. “We are working diligently with local law enforcement there to identify the source of this supply.”

The two men were arrested and remain in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under bond. They were charged as follows:

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Charles Walters
2015 years 8 months ago

Now all their friends can come out and say what great people they were and they were just trying to make a living selling drugs to children. The pot maybe not so bad, but Heroin is a whole other story. For that maybe they should be hanged in public.

2015 years 8 months ago

Not the sharpest knives in the drawer. If you are doing something like this, it would seem that you would drive the speed limit, make sure your registration was up to date, all your lights worked, in short, don’t attract any attention. These losers got caught simply because they were stupid. But, whatever the reason, glad they did, as far as the Heroin is concerned.


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