Bladen Co. Sheriff: Undercover drug deals lead to two men behind bars

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A month long undercover drug operation in Bladen County led to the arrests of two men who are now facing several charges.

Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker said the narcotics unit purchased drugs from two different locations in the county which now has Houston Smith and William Graesar in jail.

“Both of these arrests were the direct result of citizen complaints,” said Sheriff McVicker. “When we get information about the sale of illegal narcotics in our communities we do our best to act on them and shut the dealers down. We welcome help from the communities and our citizens.”

Deputies arrested Smith, 26, of 620 McLeod Street, Elizabethtown and charged him with Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Manufacture Cocaine, Possess Cocaine and Maintain a Dwelling for Keeping and Selling Cocaine.

Smith was placed in the Bladen County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

Graeser, 53, of 49 Sunset Park Road, Bladenboro was charged with Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Manufacture Marijuana, Maintain a Dwelling for Keeping and Selling Marijuana.

Graeser was placed in the Bladen County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.

Houston was arrested in March for drug charges.

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