WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A drug arrest last week turned out to be the largest heroin bust in New Hanover County history. They say it was enough to produce more than 15,000 bags of heroin.
"Each one of these bags represents a life that was saved by not allowing this poison to hit the streets of New Hanover County," Sheriff Ed McMahon said.
Wednesday detectives wrapped up a month-long investigation of Tierre Henderson that netted more than 300 bags of heroin worth about $9,000, large amounts of packaging material and paraphernalia. Detectives arrested Henderson and charged him with multiple counts of trafficking opium.
A search warrant at his home at 7310 Konlack Ct. led detectives to find large quantities of packaging material, including glassine bags, digital scales, stamps and ink pads. The bags of heroin were stamped with "Breaking Dawn" and "Dream Catcher."
Detectives continued their investigation of Henderson, which led them to Chrissy Joy Sinclair and a home in Holly Ridge. With help from Holly Ridge Police, a search of the home found 5.5 ounces of pure, uncut heroin along with $60,000 in cash.
Both Henderson and Sinclair are in the New Hanover County Detention Facility.
Henderson has a history of drug convictions dating back more than a decade. Sinclair also has been convicted on drug offenses.