5,000 bags worth of heroin seized in Wilmington bust, authorities say

Marcus Spann Jr. and Mary Evans (New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A man and woman from South Carolina are behind bars after they allegedly brought over 5,000 bags worth of heroin into the Port City.

Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said Marcus Abdul Spann Jr., 18, and Mary Kristina Evans, 24, were taken into custody by vice and narcotics officers on Feb. 2.

Spann and Evans allegedly dropped off 56 grams of raw heroin — capable of making 5,000 bags — and 28 grams of crack cocaine at a home on Harris Road in Wilmington. Agents arrested both after the delivery.


During his arrest, Spann was armed with a 9mm handgun, according to Brewer.

Spann was charged with:

  • Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin
  • Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine
  • Trafficking in cocaine (three counts)
  • Trafficking heroin (three counts).
  • Conspire to traffic cocaine
  • Conspire to traffic heroin
  • Possess drug paraphernalia
  • Carrying a concealed weapon

Evans was charged with:

  • Possess drug paraphernalia
  • Trafficking heroin (two counts)
  • Trafficking in cocaine (two counts)
  • Possession of heroin,
  • Maintain a vehicle for a controlled substance
  • Conspire to traffic heroin
  • Conspire to traffic cocaine

Both Spann and Evans were booked into the New Hanover County Jail under $250,000 bonds each.

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