Wanchese man arrested on drug charges

By on June 29, 2020

(Dare County Sheriff)

Michael Brian Newburg

On June 25, at approximately 9 p.m., Dare County Sheriff’s Office B-District Deputies went to a residence in the 90 Block of Darrell Lane in Wanchese. They were there to speak to the residents about community complaints they were receiving concerning possible drug activity.

While the Deputies were speaking to the residents, an odor of marijuana was coming from the house. The Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence where they located and seized a marijuana plant, 9 packages of marijuana gummies, 7 marijuana cookies, approximately 8 grams of marijuana wax, digital scales, and numerous items of related paraphernalia.

Michael Brian Newburg, 33, of the 90 Block of Darrell Lane, Wanchese, NC, was arrested and charged with (F) Manufacturing Marijuana, (F) PWIMSD Marijuana and (M) Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. He was released on a $4,500 secured bond.





  • Runnerguy45

    Total waste of time and resources.
    The guy had some cannabis, big deal.
    Can we stop ruining peoples lives over cannabis ?

    Monday, Jun 29 @ 1:31 pm
  • Johnny of the sea

    Why is this still a crime? If it was legalized the residential community would not be disturb and addition tax $$ would be collected.

    Monday, Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm
  • Obxboxer

    I have to say I don’t believe punishment should be so harsh on people for these things when they aren’t even illegal in many states. The small amount of stuff doesn’t sound the this guy was dealing. Our police need to spend more time cleaning up corrupt officials and people who mistreat children and the elderly because those are the things I am more worried about. Thc isn’t dangerous like meth or cocaine or pain meds. Hello the pain meds around here are the major problem! Let’s crack down on the real issues in dare county

    Tuesday, Jun 30 @ 8:04 am
  • Lou Briccant

    To the genius commenters that say, “what’s the big deal?” Most likely since the police went there because of community complaints about drug activity he was most likely dealing… and private drug dealing isn’t legal where you speak to… educate yourselves.

    Tuesday, Jun 30 @ 10:55 am
  • Cheezer

    As one of Michael’s neighbors I have never had any issues with him. He drives the speed limit, is always polite, grass is always mowed, doesn’t have dogs roaming the streets or wild parties etc. Let’s stop wasting tax dollars on cannabis charges. I’m sorry to see this happened to him. There are so many bad people out there and he isn’t one of them. Please crack down on the real crimes

    Tuesday, Jun 30 @ 11:28 am
  • Cozzy

    Really has come to a point where Dare Deputies need to get a grip on the balance of power hungry egos – society spoke long ago – the majority of the US States have spoken …people want it legalized and now but NC Big Tobacco will not let that happen until their GMO seeds are ready to roll out .

    Wednesday, Jul 1 @ 10:06 pm