Using an undercover informant, narcotics deputies set up a series of transactions with a Wilmington-area bail bondsman believed to have been selling illicit steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, according to court documents recently obtained by the StarNews.
The bail bondsman, Shawn David Sullivan, was also an employee for Tarheel Monitoring, a company under contract with New Hanover County to provide GPS ankle-monitoring devices for inmates awaiting trial.
Details about the investigation emerged Thursday when the StarNews obtained search warrants and other documents from the New Hanover Courthouse.
The materials allege that Sullivan, on multiple occasions in September, sold the undercover informant performance-enhancing drugs outside Tarheel's office at 244 Princess Street, a block from the county courthouse. That office is also home to All-American Bail Bonding, where Sullivan works as an independent contractor.
Sullivan's attorney, Bill Peregoy, cautioned against rushing to judgement, saying the State Bureau of Investigation had yet to confirm whether or not any of the substances confiscated by investigators were actually illegal.
The investigation was conducted by the New Hanover County Narcotics Unit. Investigators there have declined to discuss specifics of the case, citing an ongoing investigation. http://yellowtape.blogs.starnewsonline.com/12063/bail-bondsman-alleged-to-have-sold-steroids/Â