On July 10th, members of the Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Task Force, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint drug investigation in Wayne and Greene Counties which culminated a three-month investigation.
Information from citizens/Crime Stoppers complaints, as well as confidential sources and physical surveillance, allowed members of the Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Squad to begin and pursue the investigation. A suspect, Willie J. Barr, Jr., 41, 913 Fourth Street, Goldsboro, was identified.
During the investigation, agents learned Barr was traveling to Newark, New Jersey to purchase large amounts of heroin. Barr was then bringing the heroin back to North Carolina and supplying mid-level heroin dealers.
On Thursday, Barr left New Jersey and was headed back to North Carolina with a large amount of heroin. While agents were conducting surveillance on Barr, they learned that he was traveling towards a location that agents were not previously aware of with this investigation. Based on that observation, agents made contact with a Narcotics Detective of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and were able to coordinate a traffic stop on Barr.
Agents were able to locate sixty-one (61) bricks of heroin, which when broken down for distribution, equals approximately 3,050 bindles (bags) of heroin. That amount of heroin has a street value of $61,000.00 dollars.
Willie Barr, Jr. was charged with 1 count each of Trafficking Heroin by Possession; Trafficking Heroin by Transportation; Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substance; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His secured bond was set at $ 1,000,000.00.
Assisting Officers and Agencies include: Wayne County Sheriff’s Office ACE Team, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.