Five facing charges following Carteret County undercover drug operation

Five facing charges following Carteret County undercover drug operation

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office says that over the last two months detectives were able to make controlled buys of meth from residents.

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Five people are facing drug charges following an undercover investigation by a sheriff’s office.

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office says that over the last two months detectives were able to make controlled buys of meth from residents at a home at Will’s Mobile Home Park on Arendell Street.

On February 29th, deputies said they executed two search warrants at the home and a storage facility off of 25th Street in Morehead City. Detectives said they seized over 4 ounces of meth, half an ounce of psychedelic mushrooms, two guns, and over $1,100 in cash.

Over 4 ounces of meth was seized during a recent undercover operation in Carteret County, deputies said.

Over 4 ounces of meth was seized during a recent undercover operation in Carteret County, deputies said. (Clayton Bauman/)

The following people are facing charges in the case:

John Courtney, 55, of Morehead City, $500,000 secured bond

• Trafficking Methamphetamine (2 counts)

• Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance

Caroline Striano, 53, of Morehead City, $500,000 secured bond

• Trafficking Methamphetamine (2 counts)

• Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance

• Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance

• Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine

Kathy Pratt, 65, of Morehead City, $10,500 secured bond

• Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine

Jeremy Baker, 49, of Morehead City, $10,500 secured bond

• Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine

Dennis Oxford, 54, of Morehead City, No Bond due to pending charges

• Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine (2 counts)

• Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine (2 counts)

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