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The arraignment date for a man charged with fentanyl trafficking has been reset for next week.

Deandre “DD” Miles will appear in federal court in New Bern on September 18 at 9:30 a.m., according to court records.

The delay in his arraignment was due to anticipated transportation issues in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Miles will appear before Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones Jr.

His case had been tied up in a motion to suppress evidence. 

District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan agreed to hold that motion in abeyance pending the arraignment.

Meanwhile, sentencing for Terry Louis Kearney, who took a plea in his heroin trafficking case, has been reset to January 8 in New Bern before Flanagan.

Kearney is pleading guilty to charges he knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.

The indictment against Miles reportedly links him to the distribution of 100 grams or more of heroin and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

A criminal complaint filed in the case of Miles alleged he “is a major supplier of heroin and fentanyl in Halifax and Northampton counties.”

An indictment tied the men to one another.