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WPD makes cocaine & heroin bust on Castle Street


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Wilmington Police Department’s Narcotic Enforcement Unit has ended a month-long investigation into a cocaine and heroin distribution operation in the city. As a result, three men are in custody today on drug-related charges.

In recent weeks, WPD has received numerous complaints that the occupants of 1216 Castle Street were selling narcotics. Detectives executed a search warrant there last night (Thursday) at the residence of David Benjamin Alston, d.o.b. 8-31-1941.

Upon entering the house, detectives located Alston in his bedroom, packaging cocaine for sale. He was portioning approximately 5 grams of powder cocaine into smaller 0.5 gram baggies.

As detectives continued to search the house, they found 54 bags of heroin, a digital scale and other narcotics packaging material. They also encountered a second person (Williams Walker, Jr., d.o.b. 11-30-1955, of New York City) in possession of heroin that he had purchased from Alston.

Meanwhile, WPD’s SWAT team executed a related search warrant at 702 S. 13th Street, a house that had been linked to the investigation at 1216 Castle Street. During the search of the second house, officers seized a loaded firearm and subsequently charged Jeffrey Jerod Walker, d.o.b. 7-16-1960, of Wilmington with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Here are the charges that resulted from last night’s operation:

David Benjamin Alston

Possession with the Intent to Manufacture Sell or Deliver Heroin

Possession with the Intent to Manufacture Sell or Deliver Cocaine

Possession with the Intent to Manufacture Sell or Deliver within 1000 Feet of a School

Maintaining a Dwelling for Narcotics

Manufacture Cocaine

Possession of drug paraphernalia

$300,000 bond

William (no middle name) Walker, Jr

Possession with the Intent to Manufacture Sell or Deliver Heroin

$100,000 bond

Jeffrey Jerod Walker

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

$50,000 bond

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Great job WPD!

We thank you WPD for your hard work and dedication. :)

Far from innocent

They are all criminals that serve no purpose in society and the innocent taxpayers shouldn't have to worry about running into them.


Sure! They were set up. Give me a break - they are career criminals and they got caught. I wouldn't want to meet any of them in a dark alley - they are scary looking!


More garbage off the streets. Lock them away.

Can't be true

I know all these guys and this can't be true. They had to have been set up.

Hold on now!

A guy from NYC with heroin, everybody knows that can't be true. Once it's tested you'll find out it's "baby powder".

Sorry, thief of names....

Sorry, thief of names.... you think yourself to be cute. Truth be told, I would sooner invest in these men identified in the article than you.

I am cute

I'm cute and cudely. You would invest in them because you are not that smart. Now stop trying to be me.