Posted: Sep 30, 2009 1:34 PM
Updated: Sep 30, 2009 2:02 PM
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department arrested a prominent Wilmington insurance agent Tuesday night.
According to a search warrant, the arrest of James Don Bullard is the result of an 11-month investigation into ecstasy distribution in Wilmington.
Police sent a teenage girl into Bullard's home Tuesday night as part of an undercover operation. According to police, the girl had bought drugs from Bullard in the past and told police that the insurance agent would often exchange drugs for sexual favors.
Police say James Don Bullard has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver ecstasy and destroying evidence.
The insurance agent was able to bond out of jail on $15,000.
Bullard's attorney, Dennis H. Sullivan Jr. provided the following statement regarding the incident:
I represent Don Bullard on the pending charges in New Hanover County. Don is a Vietnam Veteran and a life-long member of the Wilmington business community. We are investigating the allegations against him and will comment at the appropriate time.
According to the State Department of Insurance, if Bullard is convicted of these charges he will lose his insurance license.
Reported by Claire Simms
Posted by Debra Worley
Evidence & Property Receipt
turtle finds this report very strange. The mendion manufacture and ddistribution but the only possibly drug related items on the seizure tag are 3 unknown pills. They do reference video cameras and tapes as well as a toothbrush which would indicate a DNA sample- turtles thinks this is about sex and not drugs.