NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Just days after the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office removed 2.4 pounds of fentanyl during a drug bust on McRae Street, they conducted another bust, this time seizing 3.3 pounds of fentanyl.
Jonathan O’Brian Sweet, a known dealer who was out on bond, is back in jail under a $20 million bond. Sweet was in court via video Thursday afternoon.
Investigators say Sweet walked by during the drug bust on McRae Street Monday.
According to a news release, detectives followed Sweet and saw him and another man, Randall Joye, leave an apartment, walk to the area of Flint Drive and Harbour Drive and make a drug transaction.
Detectives arrested Sweet and searched 2527 Flint Drive, which is where they found a gun and 3.3 pounds of fentanyl.
On Sweet, detectives found 5.79 grams of crack cocaine and 90 bags of heroin packaged for sale inside his pants.
Sweet faces the following charges:
Possession with intent to sell distribute cocaine
Possession with intent to sell deliver heroin
Conspire to sell/deliver heroin
Maintain vehicle/dwelling/place (2 counts)
Possession of schedule IV controlled substance
Felony possession of marijuana
Possession with intent to sell marijuana
Resisting a public officer
Trafficking opium/heroin (2 counts)
Possession with intent to sell schedule II controlled substance
Sweet’s next court date is scheduled for February 22.
Sweet was last arrested in March of 2017 and was out on bond for heroin trafficking and possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin. At that time, detectives found 4.26 grams of raw heroin and 302 bags of heroin packaged for sale in a home on Nut Bush Court during a search.
Randall Joye is charged with conspire to sell/deliver heroin and was placed under a $20,000 bond.