Vanceboro woman charged with trafficking heroin in Beaufort


    Victoria Caroline Smith (Beaufort Police Department)

    A Vanceboro woman was arrested in Beaufort and is facing multiple drug charges.

    Victoria Caroline Smith, 24, was charged with trafficking heroin on Monday. Her arrest was the result of a three-month investigation involving the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department and the Beaufort Police Department.

    Authorities said Smith had 8.6 grams of heroin on her, drug paraphernalia, other items associated with the manufacturing and selling narcotics and over $1,800 in cash.

    She was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $1,000,000 secure bond.

    Smith’s charges include the following:

    • Trafficking by possession
    • Trafficking by transportation
    • Trafficking by manufacturing

    The investigation is still open and further charges are pending.

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