Portsmouth, Va. man arrested on drug charges after Salvo search
Published 7:50 am Friday, November 4, 2022
The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Portsmouth, Va. man on drug charges.
According to a DCSO press release, on October 28, 2022 at approximately 5 p.m., the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was working an investigation involving a person believed to be coming in from Virginia selling illegal narcotics in and around the Shell Road area of Salvo.
“During the investigation a search [warrant] was obtained for a residence in the 27000 block of Shell Rd, Salvo, NC,” stated the release. “Upon the execution of the search warrant an amount of Crack Cocaine, Powder Cocaine, Buprenorphine Sublingual and US Currency were located and seized.”
Kenneth McCray Gatling, 42, of Portsmouth, Va., was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver schedule III drug and felony maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for a controlled substance.
Gatling was released on a $25,000 secured bond.
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