BEAUFORT — Sheriff’s department officials say a “major” drug dealer in the western part of the county and his partners were arrested Friday after a more than three-year undercover investigation.
Milton Devon Williams, 33, and Johnnie Brimer Jr., 27, both of 284 Bogue Loop Road in Bogue, were charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and one count of felony maintaining a dwelling to keep and sell narcotics.
Mr. Williams was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Mr. Brimmer was also charged with simple possession of marijuana.
Additionally, Elisha Lee Montford, 45, was charged with two counts of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Brenda Gayle Montford, 36, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Both Montfords resided at the 284 Bogue Loop Road address, as well.
Bonds are set at $500,000 for Mr. Williams, $50,000 for Mr. Brimmer, $50,000 for Elisha Montford and $10,000 for Brenda Montford.
According to County Sheriff Asa Buck, Mr. Williams has been a major supplier of cocaine in Carteret County.
The sheriff said authorities received information late Thursday that Mr. Williams had been re-supplied with drugs.
“A warrant for the residence (284 Bogue Loop) was obtained and executed and drugs were discovered,” he said. “Our K-9 unit with drug dog Chopper responded to assist in the search and as a result authorities discovered a hidden compartment of cocaine in the residence.”
Deputies, undercover agents and agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency from Wilmington confiscated:
· A total of 1 pound, 6 ounces of powder cocaine.
· A total of 14 ounces of crack cocaine that had just been processed and has a street value of more than $200,000.
· A total of $91,778 in cash.
· Three handguns.
· A 1973 Chevy Impala re-equipped with expensive rims, wheels, etc. and valued at $70,000.
· A 1971 Chevy Monte Carlo with similar detailing valued at $60,000.
· A 2004 Cadillac.
· A 2006 Cadillac.
Sheriff Buck said the distribution of cocaine in Carteret County has been greatly impacted with this arrest.
“We have basically cut off the head of the snake,” he added.