Kinston Police arrest man on weapons and drug charges

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A man is facing weapons and drug charges after Kinston Police arrested him near a park.

The Kinston Police Department arrested George Garner Tuesday night around 7 p.m.

Police said the arrest comes after a short investigation led police to the 35-year-old near Fairfield Park in Kinston.

After his arrest, officers obtained a search warrant for his car. During the course of the search, officers discovered ammunition, a handgun holster and over $900 in cash.

Kinston police said during a search of an area where Garner was earlier in the day, officers found two guns and heroin.

Garner was taken to the Lenoir County Jail and given a $140,100 bond. He faces multiple charges for possession of drugs and a firearm by a felon.


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