Deputies foil plan to set up east coast distribution point for meth

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Deputes in two Eastern Carolina counties say they have broken up a plan to set up a distribution point for meth on the east coast.

Carteret County and Craven County deputies arrested the three men last week. The arrests of Robert Ford, Henry Gonzalez, and Walter Riderer were just made public today.

The men were taken into custody after an undercover controlled drug buy at the Econo Lodge Motel in Morehead City where a half pound of meth was seized.

Detectives also learned there was a large amount of meth being stored in a hotel room in Havelock.

Combined, deputies seized just over 1.7 pounds of methamphetamine.

Because all three men were out of bond for other charges, they are being held without bond in Carteret County.

  • Ford, of Haveloc, is charged with four counts of trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver methamphetamine, and carrying concealed weapon.
  • Gonzalez, of Bessemer City, is charged with five counts of trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substances.
  • Rinderer, of Lincolnton, is charged with five counts of trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver methamphetamine.

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