NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A year-long drug investigation in Newport News led to the arrest of a man, who was charged with four drug and weapons related offenses.
Newport News police conducted a narcotics search warrant on August 22 just before 9 p.m. in the 1200 block of Hampton Avenue, according to Harold Eley with Newport News Police.
Eley said officers discovered evidence of crack cocaine being manufactured and sold in the residence. The also found thousands of dollars in U.S. currency, hundreds of grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, an assault rifle and two handguns -- all of which were seized.
During the warrant service, 25-year-old Michael Dewyane Carter was arrested as he tried to flee the residence. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, manufacturing cocaine, possession of firearm while in possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
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