Dare County Sheriff’s Office makes numerous drug arrests over past several weeks

[photo courtesy Dare County Sheriff's Office]

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has made a number of drug-related arrests over the past several weeks.

On June 3, 2020, at approximately 7:41 pm, Dare County Sheriff’s Office A-District conducted a Knock and Talk at a residence in the 800 Block of South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC. During that Knock and Talk, the Deputies located Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Steve Kelley Phillips, M/52, 800 Block S Va Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC, was charged with (F) Possession of Methamphetamine and released on a $2,500 secured bond. Angela Cuneo Vaughan, F/44, 2700 Block of S Memorial Ave, Nags Head, NC, was charged with (F) Possession of Methamphetamine and released on a $2,500 secured bond.

On June 9, 2020, at approximately 9:30 pm, Dare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies in the A-District conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Lancer Court on Colington Drive. During the traffic stop, a Kill Devil Hills Police Department K-9 unit arrived and alerted on the vehicle for the presence of a controlled substance. During the search of the vehicle an amount of Cocaine was located. Connor O’nell Sadler, M/28, was charged with (F) Possession of Cocaine and is being held under a $50,000 secured bond.

On June 10, 2020, at approximately 10:45 pm, Dare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies in A-District were dispatched to the 100 Block Marshy Ridge Rd, Colington, NC reference a juvenile who seemed to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The investigation revealed that juvenile had taken some LSD. Elijah Keith McMillin, M/18, 100 Block of Swan Court, Colington, NC was charged with (F) Sale and/or Deliver LSD and (F) Child Abuse inflicting Serious Injury. McMillin was released on a $2,000 secured bond. Other charges will be sought at Grand Jury.

On June 11, 2020, at approximately 11:38 pm, Dare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies in A-District were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Pine Cone Rd, Colington, NC reference a suspicious condition. When the Deputies arrived they located a backpack that contained Methamphetamine, MDMA, Marijuana, THC Oil, suspected Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia. Raymond Joseph Proulx, M/35, 1900 Block of Colington Rd, Colington, NC, was arrested and charged with (F) PWIMSD Methamphetamine and was released on a $5,000 secured bond. Autumn Leigh Price, F/34, 600 Block of Va Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC, was charged with (F) Possession of Methamphetamine and released on a $3,500 secured bond. Other charges will be sought during Grand Jury.

On June 12, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a location on First Street, Manteo, NC. During the search of the residence approximately 6.4 ounces of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia were located and seized. James Vincent Candeletta, M/56, 900 Block of First Street, Manteo, NC was not home at the time of the search warrant but was soon located and arrested. At the time of his arrest Candeletta had more Methamphetamine and US Currency on his person, which were seized. Candeletta was charged with (F) Trafficking in Methamphetamine and (F) Maintaining a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance. Candeletta is still in custody under a $40,000 secured bond.

On June 18, 2020, at approximately 11:05 pm, a Dare County Sheriff’s Office A-District Deputy conducted a traffic stop on South Croatan Hwy near Baum Street, KDH, NC. During the traffic stop the Deputy could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle an amount of Psilocybin Mushrooms and Marijuana were located and seized. Patrick Supakorn Khachenrum, M/18, 300 Block of Lynns Way, Yorktown VA, was charged with (F) Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms and (F) Possession of Marijuana and being held on a $7,500 secured bond.

On June 19, 2020, at approximately 12:06 am, a Dare County Sheriff’s Office A-District Deputy conducted a traffic stop near West Avalon Drive and Elizabeth City Street, KDH, NC. While the traffic stop was being conducted, a K-9 unit from Kill Devil Hills Police Department arrived to assist. The K-9 alerted to the presence of an illegal controlled substance in the vehicle. During the search of the occupant and vehicle an amount of Cocaine and Marijuana were located and seized. Martin August Fucci,, M/38, 1000 Block of Suffolk St, KDH NC was charged with (F) Possession of Cocaine and released on a $2,000 secured bond.

On June 25, 2020, at approximately 9 pm, Dare County Sheriff’s Office B-District Deputies went to a residence in the 90 Block of Darrell Lane, Wanchese, NC. They were there to speak to the residents about community complaints they were receiving concerning possible drug activity. While the Deputies were speaking to the resident an odor of marijuana was coming from the house. The Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence where they located and seized a marijuana plant, 9 packages of marijuana gummies, 7 marijuana cookies, approximately 8 grams of marijuana wax, digital scales, and numerous items of related paraphernalia. Michael Brian Newburg, M/33, 90 Block of Darrell Lane, Wanchese, NC, was arrested and charged with (F) Manufacturing Marijuana, (F) PWIMSD Marijuana and (M) Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. He was released on a $4,500 secured bond.