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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at ATF say a six-week investigation led them to bust a man with more than 44 grams of raw heroin at a Wilmington apartment.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation centered around Vincent Bruce Jackson transporting heroin from neighboring states to New Hanover County. Investigators say Jackson manufactured and packaged the heroin in individual gram form units that he sold from his apartment at Campus Edge Condominiums.

Brewer says the 44 grams of raw heroin equates to more than 1,800 individual bindles of the drug after its been cut, or mixed with other ingredients. If sold individually, the bags would worth more than $73,000 on the street.

Brewer said the investigation stemmed from several undercover purchases from Jackson and led to officers executing a search warrant at his home at 454 Racine Drive Building E Apt. 305A.

The Sheriff’s Office says Jackson has an extensive criminal history in California and North Carolina over the past two decades. Jackson was recently released from federal prison after serving a 17-year sentence for crack/cocaine distribution. Jackson was still on federal supervised post release when he was arrested Tuesday.

Jackson is currently in jail under $901,000 secured bond. He is charged with 11 counts of trafficking heroin, five counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver/manufacture heroin, five counts maintaining a dwelling/vehicle, five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of sell and/or delivery of heroin.

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