Two charged in Pitt County heroin bust
Posted January 28, 2013
Stokes, N.C. — Pitt County sheriff’s deputies seized 25 grams of raw, uncut heroin last week following a two-month investigation into drug trafficking.
Deputies said Sunday they conducted a targeted traffic stop about 10 p.m. Friday on Highway 903 near Stokes. Deputies said the drugs were found in the vehicle, a 2003 GMC Yukon XL driven by Eric Strong, 41, of Winterville.
Strong was charged with felony trafficking in heroin by possession and transport. He was held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1.5 million secured bond. Strong also has a fugitive warrant from Maryland.
The passenger, identified as Kenneth Harley, 24, of Clinton, Md., was charged with felony trafficking in heroin by possession. He was held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.
The drug has a street value of 25,000 to $30,000, Sheriff Neil Elks said.
“Pure, uncut heroin is absolutely lethal if injected,” he said. “Once cut, 25 grams breaks down into 1,200 single dosage units.”