Sheriff’s Office arrests man on Heroin, Fentanyl charges after 4-month investigation

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested Tray’ Mil Merrick after drug bust (Photo: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County man has been arrested following a four-month drug investigation.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation focused on alleged drug supplier Tray’ Mil Merrick, who was arrested Wednesday.

26-year-old Merrick was supplying Heroin/Fentanyl to several lower-level drug dealers in New Hanover County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives say they used numerous investigative tactics including the purchase of Heroin/Fentanyl from Merrick. Detectives seized approximately 2000 bags of Heroin/Fentanyl (40 grams).

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Tray’ Mil Merrick has been charged with the following:

20 Counts Trafficking Heroin/Fentanyl

9 Counts Sell and Deliver Heroin/Fentanyl

9 Counts Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver

8 Counts Selling within 100ft of School

9 Counts Maintaining a vehicle/dwelling

9 Counts Possession of drug paraphernalia

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