CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – A drug bust in Carolina Beach uncovered several hundred narcotics, two grow operations, multiple bank accounts and online currency.
Police arrested Brandon Howell after a search of his home at 409 Monroe Ave. Unit B turned up various drugs, including more than 850 hits of MDMA, better known as Molly.
Detectives also found more than 70 hits of Mescaline, 14 grams of Molly in a raw crystal/powder form and marijuana. Howell also had grow operations for psilocybin mushrooms and peyote cactus, according to police.
A month-long investigation revealed Howell, and Katherine Lynn Westbrook, of the same address, imported MDMA from China through an online black market. The federal government recently seized a black market-type website known as Silk Road.