On 7/07/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Cameron Merritt, 24 years of age, of 144 Johnny Whaley Lane in Beulaville and Brandi Howard, 24 years of age, of 2051 Lightwood Bridge Road in Wallace. Merritt was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Howard was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Their arrested stemmed from Investigators receiving information that Merritt was selling and transporting Methamphetamine from Duplin County to Beaufort County. Investigators learned that Merritt and Howard were staying at the Days Inn hotel in Washington. Investigators approached and searched Merritt and Howard. Merritt was found to be in possession of approximately 52 grams of Methamphetamine. Howard was found to be in possession of approximately 1 gram of Methamphetamine.
Merritt was placed under a $75,000.00 secured bound. Howard was placed under a $8,000.00 secured bond.