Narcotics officers from the Emerald Isle Police Department, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department conducted an operation Friday, June 24, 2016, that resulted in the arrest of a Hubert man when he arrived to sell prescription medications to “a customer” off of Coast Guard Road in Emerald Isle. It turns out the “customer” was a group of police narcotics officers.
The operation was set up when a local business owner turned a company phone over to law enforcement that had recently been used by an employee who quit. The employer was going through the phone and found text messages describing drug transactions and immediately reported it to law enforcement. Officers decided to use the phone to set up a delivery with the unknowing dealer and when he arrived with 35.9grams of prescription opiates (70 Percocet) he was immediately arrested.
Emerald Isle Police have charged TOBY TERRALL HILL, 47 years old of 221 Riggs Rd., Hubert, NC with:
1 count Trafficking Opiates by Transport
1 count Trafficking Opiates by Possession
1 count Trafficking Opiates by Manufacture
1 count Transport and Manufacture Opiates within 1000 feet of a park.
1 count Maintaining a Vehicle for keeping and selling controlled substances
1 count of Open Container of Alcohol.
Mr. Hill was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000 bond.
In addition to the narcotics, police also seized cash, a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and other items of drug paraphernalia.
No additional information is being released at this time.
Contact: Chief Jeff Waters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (252) 354-2021 3:30 PM June 28, 2016