Wilmington man convicted of drug and firearm offenses

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Jeremy Harts (Photo: NHSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man will serve a maximum of up to eight years after pleading guilty to drug and firearm offenses.

Jeremy Harts, 38, pleaded guilty in the New Hanover County Superior Court to one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession of heroin, one count of possessing a firearm with an an altered serial number and one count of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

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Judge R. Kent Harrell of Pender County sentenced Harts to a maximum of up to eight years in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections.

On September 24, 2018 Harts was found in possession of methamphetamine when detectives came to his house to serve him with an outstanding order for arrest for a misdemeanor probation violation. On November 16, 2018 Harts was found in possession of a Hi-Point .380 ACP firearm with an altered serial number as well as heroin in a shed behind his house.

Narcotics detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigated these cases.
The State was represented by Assistant District Attorney Brad Matthews, and the defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Emily Zvejnieks.