Wanchese man arrested on multiple drug charges

By on December 31, 2022

(Dare County Sheriff’s Office)

Nathaniel Wesley Bernard.

On Dec. 28, at approximately 10:58 p.m., Deputies working the A-District conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on NC Hwy 158 in Nags Head, NC. While conducting the stop, a Nags Head K-9 unit arrived to assist. The K-9 was deployed around the vehicle and alerted to the presence of a controlled substance.

The vehicle and occupant were searched and amounts of Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy and Drug Paraphernalia were located and seized. During the search, the occupant tried to destroy evidence prior to being arrested

Nathaniel Wesley Bernard, M/37, Wanchese, NC, was charged with (F) Possession of Heroin, (F) Possession of Methamphetamine, (F) Possession of a Scheduled I controlled substance, (M) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, (M) Resist, Delay, Obstruct Public Officer, (M) DWLR after impaired revocation notice, and (M) White Light Emitting from Rear of Vehicle. Bernard is being held on a $20,000 secured bond.


  • Koo Flocks

    People are still using heroin? Unbelievable…. Anyway Law enforcement has done their job, the judicial system will do it’s due diligence. The real question at hand is will the offender take the necessary steps to correct his own behavior and become a contributing citizen. That has yet to be determined. We shall see. Well back to🥶beer 🍺 and chips. OBX libertarian wishing everyone a happy New Years!

    Sunday, Jan 1 @ 5:00 am
  • Mark

    3 Felony drug charges. That’s should be $100,000 bail. The DWLR after impaired revocation notice, driving while license revoked should be another $100,000 bail because he has a deadly weapon in his hand and everybody is at risk!

    Sunday, Jan 1 @ 10:23 am
  • Steve Kosgrov

    Hi Koo! Beer & chips…the drugs the government encourages you to use that we all know are not addictive and harm no one!

    Monday, Jan 2 @ 8:51 am
  • Sean

    This is not what we want one the streets. Bail shouldn’t be available for him or anyone that has offences against them like this…. too much to risk possibly killing a innocent person or even worse a child. He is a danger to himself and everyone else

    Tuesday, Jan 10 @ 8:34 am