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Posted on: October 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Drug Enforcement Unit Executes Joint Investigation

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a four-month long investigation into the drug trafficking activities of individuals living at 1000 US Highway 17 S, Holly Ridge. With the assistance of the NCIS Special Operations Unit, the Jacksonville Police Department, the Holly Ridge Police Department, and the Pender County Sheriff’s Office the investigation culminated with the service of two search warrants on October 19, 2023. As a result of the investigation and search warrants, investigators seized over 30 firearms, approximately 30 grams of Methamphetamine, 80 grams of Marijuana, one gram of heroin, one stolen boat, one stolen vehicle, one stolen trailer, and various items of stolen military equipment; additionally, $22,500.00 US Currency was seized as assets of the illegal drug trade.  

ARRESTEE:
Justin Ryan Tart
1000 US Hwy 17 S, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
DOB: 01/29/1983
DATE OF ARREST: 10/19/2023
CHARGES:
F – PWIMSD Methamphetamine (x3)
F – PWIMSD Schedule I Controlled Substance
F – PWIMSD Schedule VI Controlled Substance
F – Possess Methamphetamine (x3)
F – Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine (x4)
F – Sell/Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance (x2)
F – Trafficking Methamphetamine (x3)
F – Manufacture Methamphetamine (x2)
F – Manufacture Schedule I Controlled Substance
F – Possess Stolen Firearm
F – Posses Stolen Motor Vehicle (x2)
F – Maintaining a Dwelling for CS (x3)
F -  Possess Firearm w/Altered Serial Number
F – Possess Stolen Property
BOND: $286,000.00 

ARRESTEE:
Jason William Huffman
146 Old Folkstone Rd, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
DOB: 11/05/1986
DATE OF ARREST: 10/19/2023
CHARGES:
F – Possess Methamphetamine
M – Possess Marijuana
M – Possess Drug Paraphernalia (x2)
BOND: $4,000.00 Secured

ARRESTEE:
Kerri Leigh McKeithan
146 Old Folkstone Rd, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
DOB: 11/21/1990
DATE OF ARREST: 10/19/2023
CHARGES:
F – Possess Methamphetamine
M – Possess Marijuana
M – Possess Drug Paraphernaliea (x2)
BOND: $5,000.00 Secured

ARRESTEE:
Joshua Paul Huffman
1000 US Highway 17 S, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
DOB: 03/24/1988
DATE OF ARREST: 10/19/2023 
CHARGES:
F – Possess Stolen Motor Vehicle
F – Possess Stolen Goods
BOND: Written Promise to Appear

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