Powells Point man arrested, charged with child sexual exploitation, narcotics possession

Published 8:10 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Powells Point man on child sexual exploitation and narcotics charges.

According to a CCSO press release, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, members of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, along with Currituck County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and HIS, executed a search warrant in the 200 block of S. Spot Road in Powells Point.

Justin Sayne Petri, 46, a resident of the property where the warrant was executed, was arrested and charged with five felony counts of third degree child sexual exploitation and felony possession of schedule II narcotics.

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He is currently being held under $32,500 secure bond at the Currituck County Sheriff’s Detention Center, as of the Tuesday evening.

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