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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wilmington Woman Arrested for Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl That Resulted In Death

WILMINGTON – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina John Stuart Bruce announces that PORSCHE RENNE DILLARD was arrested yesterday, July 17, 2017.


DILLARD was named in an Indictment filed on April 27, 2017, charging her with distribution of a quantity of heroin and fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury and death. If convicted, she would face a minimum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life, a $1,000,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.


The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


Investigation of this case is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force, which is comprised of the FBI Charlotte Division’s Wilmington Resident Agency, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Wilmington Police Department. The New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office has also assisted in the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Cameron is representing the government.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 18, 2017