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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s office wrapped up an undercover investigation that resulted in the arrest of one man for trafficking heroin.

31-year-old Antonio Antwan Bradley was arrested yesterday after detectives made several controlled purchases from Bradley. Narcotics detectives searched his home and found 138 bags of heroin, digital scales and a .40 caliber handgun.

Bradley was charged with trafficking heroin, possession of firearm by felon, PWISD heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining and dwelling.

The bags of heroin, which were stamped with a red star, have a street value of more than $2,500.

Bradley is in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secure bond.

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Guest CommonTater
2015 years 10 months ago

with facts…. Target the bad guys for cryin’ out loud! Use the current laws and actually PUNISH the offenders.

Did they find a high-powered assault rifle on him? Did they? Do we really think the problem exists due to assault rifles? Really!? Stupid people can’t see the forest for the trees……

2015 years 10 months ago

I cant believe that. He should be doing 20+ years for just one of any of those crimes. Amazing this guy was on our streets. I have a feeling he’ll be back out soon too. Thank you for the insightful information that I wish our news journalists would disclose.

2015 years 10 months ago

Another perfect example of where the gun violence problem lies is this 31 year old black male with a criminal history a mile long! In and out of the revolving courtroom doors, best friends with the judges, the DA’s and the court appointed attorneys. A regular with a smile and a high dollah doo!
Now take a big look at this:
This longtime, violent criminal has THREE FELONY convictions of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. Why he wasn’t convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm after the first incident is no less than astounding!
This criminal also has FOUR FELONY convictions of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to KILL. Again, where is the conviction of a FELON in possession of a firearm after the first offense? Raising your eyebrow yet?
This criminal also has THREE FELONY drug possession and trafficking convictions (it’s his career!). Anyone want to bet how much he receives in welfare entitlements from the gov? He’s using OUR tax money AND time to deal his dope! All of you OK with this?
To top all of this off, this outstanding local FELON has FOUR CLASS 1 misdemeanor convictions for cruelty to animals! Anyone need a dependable pet-sitter while on vacay? Judge, what about you? Counselor, any needs?
FOURTEEN convictions! 12 of them violent FELONIES and SEVEN FELONIES involving firearms convictions.

But he STILL walks our streets among us! WTF? He’s out there doing his best to build his career again. There is absolutely no reason this individual should be walking the streets of our society! I don’t need to hear any more pathetic comments abour “building prisons” and having to “…pay more taxes”. You put people like this away forever, digging ditches, cleaning sewers and breaking rocks to build more prison walls!

We waste millions of dollars every day trying to invent a bunch of useless laws that only affect law-abiding people while criminals like this worthless worm continue to be allowed to scourge our streets, poison our children and endanger our citizens with his criminal behavior!

Again, you want to control gun violence! Start with people like this and keep them locked away. Use the laws that exist, enforce them and enforce the sentencing! Remember, this is only ONE example of THOUSANDS that exist in our home county. Can you even imagine the epidemic that exists nationwide? OBAMA! Can you hear me? BIDEN! WAKE UP!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

Was he in possession of a gun when arrested for THIS crime?


2015 years 10 months ago

It states that one of the current charges are “Felon in possession of a firearm.” So, yes, it would be safe to say that he did.
But, what does it really matter? The point is that PEOPLE kill people. People like this career criminal that will avert every law, restriction, ban or whatever you put in front of them and that is where the root of the problem lies.
The government ignores this fact.
The government promotes this sort of behavior by lack of enforcement.
The government dances around this truth by attempting to generate new law, when they don’t even enforce the ones already in existence.
The ROOT CAUSE of gun violence rests on the backs of criminals like this man that has total disregard for the rules by which the rest of us abide! Until the justice system begins doing its job and preventing career criminals like this man from continually being placed back into society, all of the gun bans, magazine bans, ammo bans, background checks, etc. aren’t going to make one single accomplishment but waste money and shoot off a bunch of useless rhetoric in an effort to pacify the hapless tree-huggers that don’t know the difference between a firearm and a slingshot.
This is the basis for the solution to a problem. So give me another Christmas list of your reasons against it working. Yeah, yeah…I know, “we have to build prisons”, “…the lawyers won’t have anything to do…”, “Thom Goolsby won’t have billable hours”, “I don’t wanna pay more taxes”, etc., etc. Cry me a river, there are ways around these minor bumps.
Vog, you want to reduce gun violence? Keeping criminals like this off the street is solution AND priority number one. They are out there by the THOUSANDS, committing new crimes, everyday. Now, put in YOUR two cents of positive input rather than developing a bunch of excuses as to why something won’t work. We have enough Obamas and Bidens spinning their wheels and pissing away money on this problem as it is!

2015 years 10 months ago

I had this story confused with the Crummy arrest

Read the blog. I asked if he had a gun
I didn’t even read THIS story
Mea culpa

That said I agree that repeat offenders need to be off the street and that laws have to be enforced.
Background checks will help but even I know that given the huge surge in gun sales that there will be big backlogs and checks won’t be as extensive as they should be.
Hey I don’t MAKE the laws – I OBEY THEM. The city says “No” to guns on River walk? Complain – but when they don’t change the law – OBEY it. Otherwise you PROVE my point – that gun owners are not all law abiding. In the mean time I’ll take my strolls down River Walk in broad daylight thank you (if at all).
No one is taking ANYTHIGN Away here (the assault gun ban was never going to pass), Back ground checks were ENDORSED by the NRA after Columbine – now its a bad thing? Its no wonder I quit that organization.
Yes enforce the laws an keep the perps behind bars if warranted – there are so many guns out here now (both legal and illegal) that we would be hard pressed to think gun violence would go down. You take one guy off the streets who’s gonna run the drug business? The next guy in line. Maybe he’s got a clean record?
And remember Sandy Hook, the family in New Mexico, Columbine, were all committed by law abiding citizens who also happened to to sick in the head. As I have said repeatedly – law abiding citizens commit crimes. Many don’t get caught.
In my mind felon who commits a crime with a gun and does it again is just as bad as the “law abiding citizen” who thinks he should be able to conceal carry on the River walk because he knows he won’t get caught and does so.
Personal responsibility is absent in a criminal’s mind and law abiding citizens are letting it slide themselves.

BTW – Obama has EXPANDED carry laws to include Amtrak and National Parks. He has been one of the most gun friendly Presidents we’ve had – he has been put in a bad situation by Sandy Hook and Columbine and Tuscon etc……..
(I apologize again, for confusing the stories)

2015 years 10 months ago

This will continue over and over until our govt takes steps to control , in a responsible way, the use sale and consumption of these cheap,illegal vegetable products.
as long as its stays how it is, the prices are inflated , so it will remain a lucrative option.
when anybody under 21 can get a hold of illegal drugs , faster than alcohol there is a problem. lets stop putting our heads in the sand and put them all out of business .


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