26 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , , ,

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A three-month heroin trafficking investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and AFT has landed a man and a woman in jail.

Investigators executed two search warrants at 1011 North 30th Street and 2910 Spaulding Drive in Wilmington’s Creekwood community yesterday. They found more than 1,300 bags of heroin, along with drug paraphernalia, a stolen firearm and cash. Detectives arrested Patrick Bragg, 27, and Maria Price, 44, for trafficking heroin, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and other charges.

The Sheriff’s Office has not yet released the name of a third person wanted for related charges.

Bragg is in jail under $500,000 bond, while Price is under $100,000 bond.


Comment on this Story

  • craig

    This is very sad. I hope the housing authority has already begun eviction procedures against this criminals and they also evict thier friends and relatives. IMHO: Criminals do not deserve subsidized housing. Very sad in deed. I don’t think every one in Creekwood is a “bad” person.

  • SurfCityTom

    have the eviction processed in time for their release on bond.

    OR, hire a City police officer to monitor the property pending the trial or plea.

    THEN, evict them.

    No Excuses for failure to comply.

  • danimal

    Here we go again. Two people are arrested in Creekwood and the racists are going bananas. Of course all the God-fearing, upstanding citizens posting on this page have never used any drugs. And no one in their families have ever used/sold any drugs, either. I am just glad we have so many of you to keep an eye out on the rest of us. Puh-leeeeeeze.

  • 4253

    Statistics, as in actual numbers, as in actual physical proof, say you’re wrong. There are more incidents of crime in and around this community than anywhere else in the city.

    Keep on pretending that’s not really the case if that’ll make you feel better. Hey it’s your community; if you want to live like that, that’s your problem.

  • Vog46

    I am torn between the “finding of guilt” (by a jury) and the fact that drugs were found there as a reason for eviction.
    In THIS case I say don’t let them go back for anything but their belongings (and under police or WHA security supervision).


  • SurfCityTom

    opinions differ.

    If someone in subsidized housing is dealing drugs, they have no business in public housing.

    A line has to be drawn. A zero tolerance policy must be adopted.

    If you own a house, and deal drugs, they can confiscate your house and auction it off.

    Why should public housing leaches be better off if caught dealing?

Related News