14,000 bags of heroin kept off NC streets thanks to anonymous tip, police say

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Wilmington Police Department is crediting an anonymous tip the agency received through its Text-A-Tip system several months ago with helping officers make a major drug bust Thursday morning that landed six people in jail and got thousands of bags of heroin off the streets.

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According to Linda Thompson, spokesperson for the WPD, the arrests happened shortly after 6 a.m. when detectives executed a search warrant at a home in the 1200 block of Carnation Court.

Agents seized four firearms, two of which were stolen, three and a half ounces of crack cocaine, 700 grams of powder cocaine, $22,000 in cash, and over 14,000 bags of heroin.

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A subsequent search warrant was also executed at a suspect’s room at the Wood Springs Suites on Carolina Beach Road.

The following individuals were charged:

  • Shiela L. Hankins, 57, charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, manufacturing heroin, manufacturing cocaine, maintaining a dwelling, and possession of a controlled substance w/ 1,000 feet of a school
  • Tyree R. Guy, 21, charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, manufacturing heroin, manufacturing cocaine, maintaining a dwelling, and possession of a controlled substance w/ 1,000 feet of a school
  • Naquie T. Royster 18, charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, manufacturing heroin, possession of a stolen firearm (2) counts, manufacturing cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance w/ 1,000 feet of a school
  • Talih A. Reeves, 35, charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, manufacturing heroin, manufacturing cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.
  • Dasha C. Charles, 21, charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, manufacturing heroin, manufacturing cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.
  • Raheem A. Green, 28, charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, manufacturing heroin, manufacturing cocaine, and possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.

You can anonymously send a tip to the WPD’s Text-A-Tip system by texting “CRIMES” and starting the text with “Tip708.”

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