Undercover officers bust drug deal in Dare County

Christopher Omar Hinton, 29, of Kill Devil Hills (left) and John David Setford, 26 of Kitty Hawk (Photos by Dare County Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Omar Hinton, 29, of Kill Devil Hills (left) and John David Setford, 26 of Kitty Hawk (Photos by Dare County Sheriff's Office)

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Undercover task force officers in Dare County made arrests after witnessing a drug deal earlier this month.

Dare County Narcotics Task Force officers were conducting an undercover operation in Kill Devil Hills on June 14 when they saw a drug transaction in a parking lot, according to Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.

The officers moved in, made two arrests and seized quantities of cocaine, marijuana and cash.

Christopher Omar Hinton, 29, of Kill Devil Hills and John David Setford, 26 of Kitty Hawk were both charged with conspiring to sell/deliver cocaine, selling cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep a controlled substance.

Hinton was released on a $50,000 bond, but Setford was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of bond.

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