Gregory Lee Yancey

NEWPORT - A man from Newport faces multiple drug charges after being pulled over in Carteret County.

Gregory Lee Yancey, 33, of Newport was arrested Nov. 7 by the Carteret County Sheriff's Office and Morehead City Police Department for manufacturing and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, methamphetamine, a schedule II substance, a schedule III substance and marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; driving with revoked license; maintaining a vehicle for the use or sale of a controlled substance; and two counts of maintaining a dwelling for the use or sale of a controlled substance.

During the traffic stop, officers and detectives found 2.6 grams of cocaine, 2.2 grams of fentanyl, 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, 4 doses of suboxone, 4.6 grams of marijuana and "numerous" drug paraphernalia items, according to a press release.

After Yancey was arrested, investigators searched his Newport residence at Dutch Treat MHP and a room at the Econo Lodge motel in Morehead City where he was known to stay. There they found more contraband and paraphernalia used for selling drugs.

Yancey was initially given a $25,000 secured bond when he was first placed in jail. During his first appearance Nov. 8, Judge Paul Delamar increased Yancey’s bond to $250,000.

Yancey's next court date is Nov. 29 where they will discuss the vehicle traffic portion of his charges.

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So 2 drug arrests, 2 articles adjacent in the paper the young white kid has 2 hard drugs, Marijuana and cash. His bond is 10k.

The black guy, 13 yrs older has 3 hard drugs Marijuana and cash his bond is 250k.

Surely are reasonable person might say? What the heck..

Now follow this through the courts and see the difference there as well.

The war on drugs is a gigantic failure.


Per a search of NC public offender registry… the black dude has prior convictions of the same sort. The white dude has a clean record. Either the white dude has had his record expunged; which is entirely possible because his parents didn’t want their little angle to have a “bad mark” or the name is not correct or I hosed up the search. The war on drugs is a rabbit hole the US went down and can’t seem to find a way out.

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