WPD makes three separate drugs busts; finds heroin, weed

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Submitted: Thu, 07/18/2013 - 2:37pm
Updated: Thu, 07/18/2013 - 2:54pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say they had a busy night that ended with three men in jail for drug charges and heroin and marijuana off the streets.

Investigators say while serving outstanding warrants for probation violation and failure to appear on Jamal Goodman, 19, they found 90 bindles of heroin and ammunition at 913 S. 7th St. Goodman is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver drugs and manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park. He is in jail under $405,200 bond.

Officers found 60 bindles of heroin at 140 Spring Ave. Taishaun Sansbury, 19, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to sell and deliver. He is in jail under $20,000 bond.

Police also busted a man for allegedly having 32 grams of marijuana packaged for sale. Officers arrested Kamal Kennedy, 21, at 4808 Kubeck Ct. during a probation check. He is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.


  • Vog46 says:

    19, 19, and 21.
    One of the 19 year old’s has a felony conviction, and now faces gun possession by a felon charges.
    At 19……………

    When did he start his so called “life” of crime? In the cradle?


  • Vog46 says:

    Can you identify the faces in these news stories ? Like say “left to right they are……..”
    Or put a caption under each picture?
    Not identifying these guys specifically is somewhat disturbing to me


  • Guest8768 says:

    Jamal Goodman
    Taishaun Sansbury
    Kamal Kennedy

    The names are under the pix.

  • Guest2020 says:

    I don’t see names under them either, but if you move your cursor over each picture, the name will appear.

  • NORML HP says:

    Knowing how many people were arrested in 2011 for marijuana related offenses, let us calculate the cost of this incarceration for taxpayers.

    With 757,969 individuals incarcerated for marijuana abuse, at $21,006 a pop, that is $15,921,896,814 to keep these individuals imprisoned for one year. At this rate, over the course of 36.8 years, $585,925,802,755 would have to be coughed up by the American taxpayer to clothe, shelter, offer medical, dental and psychiatric care, maintain, transport, and educate these individuals and maintain facilities for them to live in. This — $585 billion over more than 30 years — is the grand cost of petty crime.


  • Guest-o-matic says:

    …lay off the cannibis smoke for a few days and concentrate here. The arrests of the former convicted criminals involves substantial bindles of HEROIN, not just a coupla “buds”. Maybe you got “bindles” and buds” confused….

  • tke1 says:

    Last time I checked there was nothing to prohibit a citizen of NC from moving to Colorado, Oregon or any where else that they please. You want legal dope? Go where you can get it. What is keeping you here in this backward, archaic state??

  • SnatchHammer says:

    He said” Knowing how many people were arrested in 2011 for marijuana related offenses” I don’t think he referred to three people in the stories specifically. I feel we should let the citizens decide! Personally I’m for legalization. Financially it makes sense are we hearing of riots or an increase in crime in Washington and Colorado?

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    Jamal Goodwin 19 – Convicted Felon, drug dealing and assault convictions. Currently under “active” probation oversight.

    Taishaun Sansbury 19 – Convicted Felon, Robbery with a dangerous weapon. Currently under “active” probation oversight.

    Ksmsal Kennedy 21 – Misdemeanor convictions for underage drinking and reckless driving. Currently under “active” probation oversight.

    These young men have established an excellent beginning at an early age in the craft of being a criminal. If the boys even have mammas and deddies that give a damn, they had best get to work NOW with an attempt to turn them around! Their future isn’t looking so good!

  • Vog46 says:

    Under active probation, knowing they’d get checked on, and they do this?

    Does the gene “pool” have a shallow end?


  • taxpayer says:

    between the amounts of their bonds? $405,200 for one perp…and $20,000 for another…with both being charged with weapon possession by a felon plus the drugs.

  • Guest2020 says:

    The one with the highest bond had more drugs in his possession and he was within 1000 feet of a park. His charges are more serious therefore the bond is higher.

  • tke1 says:

    The common factors among these three defendants are dope, weapons and they are on probation. All were being picked up for probation violations when they were caught with the goods. Probation officers in this case are doing an excellent job. Too bad they are swamped with paperwork and an infinite number of “clients”.
    I hope the NC Drug Tax agents get to collect the taxes owed on the dope seized, especially the marijuana guy. Let them repay for all the moneys expended in processing these cancers to society.

  • Guest2020 says:

    If North Carolina would fund drug courts, then the burden on the probation officers would be lessened.

  • NORML HP says:

    So pot is cancerous? why is it used so much medically? why do they give it to people who are under going chemo? i mean if it is wrapped in tobacco paper then yes that is cancerous….. So what you are saying is a pack of Marlboro’s should be illegal, as well as a box of stogies? get real man. And to the person about open borders… I did move I just like to look back in time and see how backwards my old home is. And to everyone else, Im not defending the heroin charges or the gun charges so don’t get all worked up.

  • taxpayer says:

    I’m thinking the shallow end had a drain left open.

  • KK Will Preach One Day says:

    Why get involved with the devil’s work over this situation and insult a man’s family? Just you pray that your eternal soul has no deep end in that big pool of brimstone.

  • Vog46 says:

    Aha – got it.
    Technology slays ‘ol Vog again…….

    Thank you !

  • DollarDivots says:

    Who did any of these people harm…

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    “They were just criminals doing their job and criminals have rights too!” Is that what you’re saying? Do you think it OKAY to have gun-toting criminals walking around selling poison to your children? Do you happen to have a inkling of an idea as to the life and family destruction that heroin use causes? Any idea at all?

    Tell us all the truth. Did you just get through firing a half gram of heroin into your arm just before you made your post? Geeeez……

  • Guest2020 says:

    That is exactly why the framers of the Constitution set up things the way they did. If you don’t like the way one state does things, then go to a state that better suits your preferences.

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