WPD makes cocaine & heroin bust on Castle Street


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Submitted: Fri, 12/30/2011 - 6:44pm
Updated: Sun, 01/08/2012 - 4:00am
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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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