ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced Tuesday that a month-long undercover operation recently has resulted in the arrest of two Bladen County men on several charges.
“Our Narcotics Unit just completed an operation where controlled buys of narcotics from two different locations in the county has removed two drug dealers from the streets,” said McVicker.
Deputies recently arrested Houston Junius Smith, 26, of Elizabethtown and charged him with sell/deliver cocaine; possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine; manufacture cocaine; possess cocaine; and maintain a dwelling for keeping/selling cocaine. Smith was placed in the Bladen County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.
Also arrested was William Dean Graeser, 53, of Bladenboro. Graeser was charged with sell/deliver marijuana; possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana; manufacture marijuana; and maintain a dwelling for keeping/selling marijuana. Graeser was placed in the Bladen County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.
“Both of these arrests were the direct result of citizen complaints,” said McVicker. “When we get information about the sale of illegal narcotics in our communities we do our best to act on them and shut the dealers down. We welcome help from the communities and our citizens.”