Oak Island man pleads guilty to possession of heroin

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By Staff Report

 An Oak Island man has been sentenced as a habitual felon after pleading guilty to possession of heroin Oct. 11 in Brunswick County Superior Court.

Judge Ebern T. Watson III sentenced Robert Midgley to 20 to 36 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction under the Habitual Felon Act, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office.

The Brunswick County 911 Center received a call June 10 that a vehicle had hit the center railing in a construction zone near Leland before leaving the scene.

Deputies from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Aggressive Crime Enforcement Unit stopped the vehicle a short time later and arrested Midgley for suspicion of driving while impaired. Deputies found two bindles of heroin, an injection needle and several tablets of Clonazepam in his possession.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Thomas prosecuted the case.