New Beaufort County K9 team helps find lethal amounts of drugs and stolen guns

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Beaufort County’s new K9 team wasted no time getting to work this week finding what deputies said was enough fentanyl in a single house to kill thousands of people.

According to deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, along with K-9 Tinnus, arrested Desmond Gorham of Washington on multiple drugs and weapons charges Friday.

Deputies say that the arrest stemmed from a search warrant that was carried out utilizing K9 Tinnus at Gorham’s home.

According to deputies, they seized enough fentanyl from Gorham’s home to kill over 4,000 people. Deputies also said that they seized two stolen handguns.

Gorham was charged with two counts of trafficking schedule II, possession with the intent to sell and deliver schedule II, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession with the intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.

Gorham was taken to the Beaufort County Jail where he is being held without bond.

Beaufort County Sheriff Scott Hammonds is asking anyone with information about drug sales/use or any other crime to contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 946-0101. You can also submit tips anonymously by contacting Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252) 974-6400 or submit confidential tips online at Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.