INVESTIGATION: More than 44g raw heroin off the streets - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

INVESTIGATION: More than 44g raw heroin off the streets

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Vincent Bruce Jackson (Source: NCSO) Vincent Bruce Jackson (Source: NCSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Over 44 grams of raw heroin has been removed from the Wilmington community as the result of a six-week investigation.

According to authorities, that amount equates to 1833.3 individual bindles of heroin with a total street value of $73,333.33 if sold separately. If sold in bulk, the value would be about $8,000.

The sheriff's office explained the purity of the heroin is much purer if sold in bulk, which allows the street level dealers to "step on it" or "cut it" -- meaning mix in other items to essentially make more of the substance.

According to the sheriff's office, several different agencies worked together in an investigation centered around Vincent Bruce Jackson, who is accused of distributing raw heroin throughout Wilmington.

The sheriff's office said the investigation stemmed from several undercover purchases from Jackson.

Law enforcement searched his home in Campus Edge Condominiums Tuesday and found dozens of grams of raw heroin.

Jackson is accused of manufacturing and packaging heroin in individual gram form units, which he sold from his apartment.

Officials charged Jackson with:

  • trafficking heroin (11 Counts)
  • possession with intent to sell/deliver/manufacture heroin (5 Counts)
  • maintaining a dwelling/vehicle (5 Counts)
  • possession of drug paraphernalia (5 Counts)
  • sell and/or delivery of heroin (1 Count)

According to the sheriff's office, Jackson has an extensive criminal history in California and North Carolina extending over the past two decades.

Officials said he was recently released from federal prison after serving a 17 year sentence for crack/cocaine distribution. He was on federal supervised post release when he was taken into custody Tuesday.

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