Heroin Bust on the South Side of the Pamlico River | Beaufort County Now

Their arrest stemmed from Investigators conducting a traffic stop on Bryant after obtaining arrest warrants on Bryant for Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin. Combat Crime, Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, Beaufort County, Heroin, Drug Bust
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Heroin Bust on the South Side of the Pamlico River

Press Release

Kristen Love Jones
    On 1-14-2016, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested James Albert Bryant, 32 years of age, of 324 Fisher Village Road in Aurora, Johnnie Alson Pender Jr., 20 years of age, of Bowen Road in Aurora and Kristen Love Jones, 22 years of age, of 31 Rebecca Road in Grantsboro.

    Bryant was charged with three (3) counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin, two (2) counts of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    Pender was charged with Possession of Heroin, Carrying a Concealed Gun and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    Jones was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    Their arrest stemmed from Investigators conducting a traffic stop on Bryant after obtaining arrest warrants on Bryant for Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin. Pender and Jones were passengers in Bryant's vehicle. Investigators conducted a search and found cocaine, heroin and a 38 revolver pistol hidden underneath Pender's coat.

Johnnie Alson Pender Jr.
James Albert Bryant


    Bryant was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $60,000.00 secured bond. Pender and Jones were confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $15,000.00 secured bond.


    Contact: Lieutenant Wesley Waters
         Criminal Investigations Division

    Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
    210 North Market Street
    Washington, N.C. 27889

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