Nelson charged with heroin, cocaine offenses

A Havelock man has been charged with five felonies after allegedly selling cocaine and heroin to undercover police.

Wesley Nelson Sr., 54, a resident of an apartment on Palomino Court, off Lake Road, is charged with three counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, one count of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, and one count of felony maintaining a dwelling to sell a controlled substance, according to Havelock police.

Police Chief David Magnusson said Nelson was arrested following an investigation by Havelock police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service at Cherry Point.

Magnusson said a search warrant for Nelson’s apartment was obtained after undercover officers made purchases of cocaine and heroin at the apartment. Havelock’s Special Response Team and NCIS officers raided Nelson’s apartment on Sept. 8 at 4:45 a.m., he said.

Nelson was taken to the Craven County Jail with a $10,000 bond, but has sense posted bond.

According to the N.C. Department of Corrections website, Nelson has previous convictions on multiple counts of felony breaking and entering, breaking and entering vehicles, credit card theft, disorderly conduct, larceny, driving while license revoked, communicating threats, second-degree trespassing, and driving while impaired. He most recent period of incarceration was for one year ending in 2010 for felony breaking and entering.

Magnusson said that the city’s Special Response Team would be executing search warrants in the future when it comes to drugs.

“There is just too much danger involved in the narcotic trade, and the selling of heroin creates desperate situations, and we will be having our best trained officers that will be delivering that search warrant when these types of things happen,” said Magnusson. “Drug sellers should take notice because the Havelock Police Department takes the selling of narcotics, especial the heroin and cocaine, extremely seriously.”

He said the investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are possible.

“There is a total commitment with this scourge of heroin going on,” said Magnusson.