STELLA — Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Jones County man during a traffic stop in Stella Thursday evening.
Brian Devon Tucker, 35, of Pollocksville, faces several drug charges, including trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine and opiates.
Over the course of the traffic stop, Mr. Tucker was reported initially cooperative, but allegedly grabbed a bag of evidence and fled from detectives on foot.
He was taken into custody, and detectives were able to recover the evidence, the CCSO said in a release Friday afternoon.
Detectives reportedly seized approximately 157 grams of cocaine, 58 grams of methamphetamine, 11 grams of Oxycodone prescription pills, 21 grams of marijuana, three grams of a purple powder that is believed to be heroin, a set of digital scales and $766.
Furthermore, detectives allegedly have information linking Mr. Tucker to drug sales to Carteret County residents.
Mr. Tucker was placed in the Carteret County jail in Beaufort under a $1 million secured bond.