By Submitted Story on June 16, 2020
(Dare County Sheriff)
On June 12, 2020 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Dare County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a location on First Street in Manteo. During the search of the residence, approximately 6.4 ounces of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located and seized.
James Vincent Candeletta, 56, who lives on the 900 Block of First Street, Manteo, NC was not home at the time of the search warrant, but was soon located and arrested. At the time of his arrest Candeletta had more methamphetamine and US currency on his person, which were seized. Candeletta was charged with (F) Trafficking in Methamphetamine and (F) Maintaining a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance. Candeletta is still in custody under a $40,000 secured bond.