Heroin arrest linked to numerous overdoses


WILMINGTON, NC, (WWAY) — A joint drug investigation between the Wilmington Police Department and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department lead to the connection of a specific brand of heroin to a number of local drug overdoses.

Sunday night, around 8:30 p.m. on Kornegay Avenue, Wilmington Police arrested 32-year-old Kendrick Davis of Wilmington. Davis is charged with Trafficking Heroin, Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin and Selling & Delivering Heroin within 1000 ft of a Childcare Facility. Police seized 150 bindles of Heroin from Davis. Each bindle was stamped with the name “Champ”.

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Investigators received more than a dozen calls in the past few days regarding drug overdoses linked to heroin stamped with the name “Champ”. No deaths have been linked to the drug at this time.

Police are sharing this information hoping to prevent any drug related deaths. Anyone with information about the sell or use of illegal drugs is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609, use Text-a-Tip at “Tip708” or call Crime stoppers at 1-800-531-9845.