Trio arrested on heroin charges

From left, Carol Stephens, Zachary Stephens and Richard Long (Photos courtesy of Craven County Sheriff's Office)

JAMES CITY, Craven County - The Coastal Narcotic Enforcement Team announced the arrest of three individuals accused of producing heroin.

Carol Gibble Stephens, 52, of New Bern; Zachary Stephens, 24 of New Bern; and Richard Scott Long, 27, of Vanceboro, were arrested on May 4 at a home in James City.

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Officers discovered an undisclosed amount of heroin along with drug paraphernalia during the arrest. All three were charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin; possession of drug paraphernalia and felony maintaining of a dwelling.

Each is being held at the Craven County Jail on a $125,000 bond.

Officers from the Craven County Sheriff's Office, New Bern Police Department, Pamlico County Sheriff's Office and Jones County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of NC Probation and Parole took part in the search and arrests.

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