Man calls police, winds up in jail on drug trafficking charges


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Submitted: Mon, 04/28/2014 - 6:27pm
Updated: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:52am
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you’re going to ask police to check your home for a possible intruder, make sure you don’t have drugs packaged for sale inside.

That’s what Wilmington Police say happened late last night when Bruce Rickenbacker reported someone may have broken into his house on Highland Drive. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says when Rickenbacker returned home from out of town, he thought someone was inside, because the lights were on.

Rawley says Rickenbacker allowed officers to go in and check it out. While they were inside, police say they found a room with a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana packaged for sale.

Police say there was no evidence of a break-in, but the drugs were evidence enough to take Rickenbacker to jail. He is charged with cocaine trafficking, drug possession and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.

5 Comments

  • Guest Reply Redux says:

    “Dumskie”…x2
    Then again…I’ve heard of home invaders that use someone’s house to stash drugs in, whilst the home owners away…than forget to go back and get ‘em later on, and screw up! :-(

  • tke1 says:

    Let’s see. I’ll be one of Wilmington’s finest dime store lawyers.
    Even though there was no evidence of a break in, it is obvious that the perpetrators broke into Mr. Rickenbacker’s place, planted all that dope, and split the scene. The term “substantial” was not very descriptive, but trafficking cocaine takes more than a spoonful. And I am sure all the coke snorting, pot smoking burglars in New Hanover county pitched in so no one lost too much from their stash.
    Seriously folks, this is proof positive of what dope will do to your brain.

  • dean bailey says:

    that show whats when you watch reality shows

  • Guest2020 says:

    Dumb criminals make law enforcement’s job easier.

  • I Care Why says:

    Dope users say drugs dont effect their brains.

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