Traffic stop leads to drug arrests in Craven County

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina sheriff’s office says a traffic stop and search warrant led to multiple drug arrests.

Thursday, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau did a traffic stop on Streets Ferry Road in Vanceboro. According to investigators, the driver of the vehicle was 30-year-old Shaquan Green.

During the traffic stop, investigators say they developed probable cause to search the vehicle and found around 45 grams of fentanyl in Green’s pants.

Investigators and detectives from New Bern Police Department Narcotics executed a search warrant at Green’s residence in Vanceboro.

According to officials, Green’s girlfriend, 33-year-old Tia Bowen, and three children were at the residence when investigators and Detectives arrived. During the search, investigators found around 18 grams of methamphetamine, 11 grams of cocaine, 10 oxycodone pills, $4,705 in cash, and a firearm.

Green was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking heroin/fentanyl. Green was transported to the Craven County Detention Center. According to officials, he was not issued a bond because he was previously out on bond for other charges.

Bowen was arrested and charged with two counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for controlled substances, misdemeanor child abuse, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bowen was transported to the Craven County Detention Center and issued a $150,000 secured bond.

Bowen and Green’s first appearance is scheduled for June 24th at the Craven County Courthouse in courtroom number 4 at 9 a.m.

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