Bladenboro Police Chief Danny Russ said Barry Talbert Ezzell, 32, was arrested Wednesday by Bladen County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Edwards. The deputy was taking Ezzell into custody on charges unrelated to the Bladenboro drug investigation.
Both the deputy and the suspect knew Bladenboro Police wanted Ezzell as well, Russ said.
"He (Ezzell) said he was just waiting for us to come get him," Russ said.
Ezzell was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, and jailed under a $3,000 bond.
Ezzell had switched identities with his brother, Robert Huey Ezzell of Pine Ridge Road, Bladenboro.
The two look alike, Russ said, and worked for the same company.
An informant identified Barry Ezzell as "Bobby," a name Robert Ezzell apparently regularly used, Russ said.
When police were transporting Robert Ezzell to jail, Russ said, a small bag of marijuana was discovered in his pants.
In an unrelated arrest, Bladenboro Patrolman Tom Arnold arrested a man police described as a major "pill-pusher."
Russ said Timothy Wayne Smith, 32, was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver prescription drugs. He was placed in the Bladen County Jail under $5,000 bond.
The arrests were part of an ongoing drug investigation by Bladenboro Police, Russ said. More arrests are expected, and the investigation is continuing.