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BEAUFORT — Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department last week arrested a Newport woman suspected of trafficking opiates in Carteret County.

According to a news release sent by the CCSO Thursday, law enforcement arrested Jessica Lane Edwards, 54, of Newport, after a raid Jan. 7 of a home on Bobby’s Drive in Newport resulted in the seizure of drugs. Officials say a reliable tip provided to law enforcement initiated the investigation.

Undercover investigators allegedly made multiple controlled purchases of methamphetamine, which led to a search warrant being issued, the release read. The investigation concluded when detectives, with assistance from the MCPD and Carteret County multi-jurisdictional special response team, served the search warrant and raided Ms. Edwards’ home at 174 Bobby’s Drive last week.

The raid allegedly resulted in the seizure of 1.2 grams of methamphetamine, 42 dosage units (15 grams) of what is believed to be Oxycodone, 17 dosage units (9 grams) of Hydrocodone, 15 dosage units of Clonazepam, one dosage unit of amphetamine pill, marijuana and nine firearms.

Ms.  Edwards faces several drug charges, including trafficking opiates, possessing a schedule II controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, possessing a schedule IV controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing a schedule IV controlled substance, possessing marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to sell or store a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Ms. Edwards is being held at the Carteret County jail in Beaufort under a $2.5 million bond. 

(7) comments

David Collins

Just a businesswoman , Newport style .

beachmami13

How about the husband/boyfriend? Any charges for him yet? I seriously doubt it was just her b/c I live down the road from this house & this has been going on for many, many years.

Sandman

Good job to the law enforcement who brought this activity to a screeching halt. Problem is, as everybody already knows that there are more places countywide just like this one. It’s sad to say that they more stuff like this is going on but it seems like it’s taking forever to finally close in and shut them down. I know that they want to catch the major players but each day more and more people are distributing these and other drugs and more and more are overdosing daily. They need to turn up the heat and make it harder for dealers and manufacturers of these killer drugs to continue their illegal activities. More presence patrols in known hotspots and less time sitting in parking lots chatting with each other would be a start. Like I said, our law enforcement officers are doing great things, those in charge, keep it up and let’s rid our communities of criminals such as these drug dealers. It would definitely keep our loved ones safe.

David Collins

What is with these slum dog entrepreneurs and their love for Newport ? Is there something in the water ? Perhaps we need to scrape all the decrepit MHPs and crack shacks and start over . Just a thought .

Sandman

Mr Collins, well said. That could help too.

beachmami13

The house that she ran her business out of isn't a MH and is in a nice neighborhood. All of us have been trying to get it shut down for awhile, so I guess it took awhile before the police had enough evidence to do so.

David Collins

Nice neighborhood or not , still a “crack” house . Best thing would be to remove all traces .

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