A man acquitted of murder charges in Onslow County is one of two suspects arrested on drug charges.

Jacksonville authorities arrested Nickey Yates, 22, Monday night on three counts of trafficking in heroin along with other drug charges.

In 2010, Yates was accused of killing his neighbor and stealing her prescription pain pills.

He was found not guilty in that case last year.

Investigators also arrested Michael Meadows, 24, and charged him with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute heroin.

Both men are being held in the Onslow County Jail.