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The Halifax County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division followed up on several citizen complaints of drug sales in the Weldon area.

These investigations were conducted by Narcotics Agent D.K. Newsome during the past several weeks.

During the investigations, Newsome was able to apply for and was granted two search warrants.

On Wednesday shortly after 3:30 p.m., agents executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Washington Avenue.

During the search with the assistance of Newsome's canine partner Duri, eight individually wrapped bags of marijuana weighing approximately 67 grams, packaging materials, a digital scale and a handgun were seized.

Newsome arrested and charged Corey Shearin, 32, of Garysburg with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Shearin received a $5,000 bond with a May 15 court date.

Shortly after 5 p.m., agents executed a search warrant at a hotel on Highway 301 outside the town limits of Weldon.

During the search of the motel room agents seized 10 bindles of heroin, raw heroin, seven individually plastic baggies of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, three Alprazolam pills, ecstasy, several items of drug paraphernalia and a stolen handgun.

The handgun had been reported stolen in 2009 from Morganton.

Newsome arrested and charged Weldon Jackson, 51, of Weldon, and Joshua Burnell, 35, of Halifax with possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, possession of heroin, simple possession schedule IV controlled substance. Jackson had additional charges of possession of firearm by felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

Jackson received a $76,500 bond and Burnell  a $35,000 bond.

Both have May 15 court dates.

Citizens are encouraged to report any suspected drug activity by calling the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at 252 535-1257, Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252 583-4444 or log on to www.halifaxsheriff.com and click on submit a tip.